Net neutrality gets Telecom Commission nod

By: ENS Economic Bureau | New Delhi |
Updated: July 12, 2018 3:05:36 am

With the Commission accepting Trai’s suggestions, India has formally taken a view on the issue.

The inter-ministerial Telecom Commission Wednesday cleared the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (Trai) suggestions on net-neutrality that bar service providers from discriminating against internet content and services by blocking, throttling or granting them higher speed access. Along with this, the apex decision-making panel of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) also cleared the National Digital Communications Policy 2018, and the department will now seek the Cabinet’s approval to notify the same.

In November last year, the telecom and media sector watchdog had proposed restrictions on service providers from entering into pacts which lead to discriminatory…

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