US Court says that the federal government cannot block states from passing their own net neutrality laws.
Net Neutrality in India: Trai to make its position clear in a couple of months, says chairman RS Sharma
Amid continuing debate over net neutrality, TRAI Chairman R S Sharma today said the regulator would firm up its position on the issue in a couple of months.
Opposing zero-rated plans of any type, Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) said such plans will harm online content and also allow telcos to discriminate certain web services over others.
The deadline for submitting your suggestions on the Department of Telecommunications' (DoT) draft report on the issue of net neutrality is August 15, that means you have limited time to register your response. These responses will be considered by the government to take a decision on the net neutrality issue along with TRAI's suggestions following the consultation process.
The recent report submitted by the government on net neutrality was not the final one, and the final view is still awaited, parliament was informed on Wednesday.
Amid long-running debate on net neutrality, fair trade watchdog Competition Commission chairman Ashok Chawla on Wednesday said it is a policy issue and sectoral regulator Trai has to first take a stand in this regard.He said it will look into the matter when it will come to Competition Commission of India (CCI).
Telecom regulator Trai has extended the last date for seeking comments on its draft rules for mobile Internet services to May 26.
As net neutrality debate rages on, TRAI today said it does not intend to police the internet but there are three unexceptional principles including 'no blocking' which are not debatable.
Telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the government stands for ensuring "non-discriminatory" access to internet.
Facebook Inc is launching an open platform for online content and application developers to join its Internet.org service, in a move the social media giant said would boost efforts to get people online in low-income and rural areas in emerging markets.
A background note by DoT to the six-member panel talks about the need for specific measures relevant in the Indian context including factors like increased broadband availability, competitive environment and low telecom tariff, adds the report.
Net Neutrality debate: After public outrage and website hacking, Trai has not taken off the email ids
Either members at Trai aren't on social media or they are so naive that they don't quite get it how dangerous it is put out personal email IDs out in public.
Now, the regulator has put up all the responses on its website, along with your email address. Yes, you heard it right. If you've written to Trai, then your email id is out there in public.
Trai website hacked after it releases over 1 million email IDs; Anonymous India claims responsibility
Indian regulator Trai's official website has been hacked just hours after it released over 1 million email ids of users who wrote to them supporting Net Neutrality. Hacking group AnonOpsIndia has taken responsibility for bringing the site down.
National Internet Exchange of India (Nixi), a body under the IT Ministry, Friday said it strongly supports net neutrality and any move by telecom operators to selectively bundle the services will go against the basic concept of Internet.
Amid raging debate over Net Neutrality, mobile operators today said if they are not offered a level playing field with Net-based services such as Skype and WhatApp then their businesses would be viable only by raising data prices by up to six times.
COAI today announced 'Sabka Internet, Sabka Vikas', an initiative to connect the 1 billion unconnected citizens of India. Launching the online platform www.sabkainternet.in, COAI reiteratred that the Internet should be for all and not remain the preserve of a few.
Net neutrality deadline ends tonight: Ball in Trai's court with 11 lakh mails sent, we can only wait now
Finally, the million mail mission is successful, and it took just 12 days. As the Trai deadline for comments by public on net neutrality ends tonight, the ball is now in Trai's court and all we can do is wait for the responses.
Since the past four weeks, the constant debate over the Internet is well, #SaveTheInternet. In order to support net neutrality, Trai (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) published a consultation paper on its website asking users to voice out their opinion regarding the same in India.
Net Neutrality deadline: Trai receives over million emails from netizens asking to save the Internet
Finally, the million mail mission is successful, and it took just 12 days.