TRAI Supports Net Neutrality
HOT News Update:Latest News sources listed below confirms – Facebook & Reliance (Internet.org) combined effort to provide Free Basic Internet has been banned by TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India).
- Official Press release can be found in this link: TRAI – Differential Pricing for Data Services
- Other News Source: Indian Express
In the first paragraph of this report itself, it is stated as “disallow service providers to offer or charge discriminatory tariffs for data services on the basis of content being accessed by a consumer”.
Is Differential Pricing a term against Net Neutrality?Meaning , no telecom service provider can charge users based on website/platform/application. It is like breathing a fresh air of freedom for Net Neutrality activists. But, still Facebook has mentioned that it will still keep the efforts live by working with TRAI in bringing in Basic Internet.Even if Facebook resume its efforts for Basic Internet with any new Term again and pops out a “Send Email to Support” request from your Facebook account, please read further about “Differential Pricing” and how that would affect new ventures and startups in India.
India is not the First for Basic Internet
Facebook’s free basic internet is also enabled in few countries and few countries have also rejected. It is all upto the Country to decide it.It is everyone’s freedom to support or vote against anything in democracy. But, it would be nice if we understand what we are voting for or against. If not we might end up standing on the wrong side.Why is it a big issue, if FB is providing it for free. Because there is a commercial value attached to this free service. If it is completely a free charity, there will be a huge support.
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