Thursday, 12 July 2018

Internet to remain free and fair in India - Details here

Telecom Commission has now approved for net neutrality rules which bar service providers from discriminating against Internet content and services by blocking, throttling or granting them higher speed access.

Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan
said " The Telecom Commission (TC) today approved net neutrality as recommended by Trai expect some critical services will be kept out of its purview"

She further added " Everybody in the meeting today said that digital infrastructure is even more important than physical infrastructure for India... CEO of Niti Ayog (Amitabh Kant) said that for...districts, we must ensure digital infrastructure is provided at the earliest. Therefore, India must have ease of doing business and enabling policy environment"

The commission also approved the new telecom policy -- National Digital Communications Policy 2018 -- for seeking approval of the Union Cabinet, Sundararajan said.

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