The Central Government has approved net neutrality while retaining Internet freedom.
In order to maintain the access to the uninterrupted Internet without any discrimination, the government has approved the rules of net neutrality. There has been provided for stringent penalties for any kind of discrimination in terms of violation of rules or the convenience of the Internet. Any mobile operator, Internet service provider or social media company will not be able to give priority to any particular or preferred website in terms of internet speed.
Telecommunication Commission on Wednesday approved the rules of net neutrality suggested by TRU’s regulatory body Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. Under this, except for some applications, service providers will not be allowed to provide more internet speed to any institution-specific for the rest of the services.
Telecommunication Secretary Aruna Sundarajan said, “The Commission has approved the Net Neutrality recommended by TRAI, but only certain important services will be excluded from its scope. The Commission has also approved National Digital Communication Policy-2012, known as the new telecom policy. Now it will be sent to the cabinet for the government’s seal. ‘
In its recommendations issued in November last year, TRAI had banned service providers to make such agreements, which are discriminated against on the Internet, but some services using Internet Protocol instead of the public Internet The ban was exempted. At that time, TRAI President RS Sharma had said, “There are some services where the quality of service is very important. This is the reason why they are excluded from the net neutrality. These include remote surgery, autonomous vehicles and enterprise-wired networks prepared through leased lines. ‘
More basic digital infrastructure than infrastructure:
Sundararajan said, “Everyone present in today’s meeting believed that India has more important digital infrastructure than physical infrastructure. Chief Executive Officer of the Policy Commission, Amitabh Kant said that we have to make sure to make digital infrastructure at the district level as soon as possible. According to him, there should be a necessary policy environment in India for ‘Is of Doing Business’.
Under the new rules, virtual network operators (VNO) providing retail service to telecom operators are excluded from the double tax scope. An official involved in the meeting said that the Telecom Commission has approved the setting up of 12.5 lakh Wi-Fi hotspots in all the village panchayats. For this, the number of rupees six thousand crores will be given as compensation for the loss.
This is net neutrality
- Internet Content Discrimination Without Anybody Meet
- Internet companies cannot charge for any content
- Basic amenities like electricity, water, net
- Internet companies can not prefer preferred customers
- No separate charges for different services
By:- Abhishek Bajpai