Fair Access to Internet in India - Inputs Needed
The telecom regulator of India (TRAI) is planning to recommend this change on April 22nd.
To illustrate, post this change, if Airtel doesn't like YouTube but wants to push its own video app -- it wants the right to offer that for free while charging you premium charges to access YouTube.
Such a move would be completely unfair and harm India's long term role in the global market. It will restrict internet access in India for the current and future generations and give rights to the telcos or ISPs to charge for specific services a citizen uses on top of it.
Internet is an important resource and vital to every other Indian citizen and must be kept free and protected under Net Neutrality to ensure fair and equal access for all and forever.
We would like to include the need for fair and free access to the internet in our Revised Telecom whitepaper so an immediate action can be taken by the Telecom Minister and Telecom Ministry to protect net neutrality and not allow the implementation of the recommendations of TRAI and Telecom Companies.
Please share any inputs you have on the subject and most definitely vote on the poll that will be posted soon.
Rajendra Pratap Gupta more