Net Neutrality Current Affairs, GK & News

Declaration for the Future of the Internet

Recently, the USA and 60 other countries signed a new Declaration for the Future of the Internet. What are the goals of the declaration? To keep the Internet open, free, and neutral. To prevent rising digital authoritarianism. To ensure affordability, net neutrality, and removing illegal content without curtailing free expression. To reduce the environmental footprint ..

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Telecom Regulatory Authority of India upholds net neutrality

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI ) has upheld the basic principles of an open and free internet in its recommendations on net neutrality. Net neutrality means that telecom service providers must treat all internet traffic equally, without any regard to the type, origin or destination of the content or the means of its ..

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TRAI rules against Differential Pricing

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has barred telecom service providers (TSPs) from offering or charging discriminatory tariffs for data services on the basis of content accessed by a consumer. In this regard, TRAI has issued Prohibition of Discriminatory Tariffs for Data Services Regulations, 2016. Key provisions of Regulations These Regulations aims at ensuring ..

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Free Basics Vs Net Neutrality

The discussion on differential pricing for internet services has come to an end with the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) prohibiting the practices of zero-rating or providing selected internet services at free of cost. What has happened? The debate on Net Neutrality and Facebook’s Free Basics began in 2013 when Facebook announced its plans ..

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Net Neutrality and Telecom Pricing

Telecom pricing rests itself on net neutrality and thus any effort to change or discourage it should be quite compelling. The basic argument in the debate about net neutrality is that the latter though encourages innovation it discourages all telecom operators to make any infrastructure investments as they are not able to even recover costs. ..

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India and Net Neutrality

India has a huge internet market with over 243 million users, with more than 200 million of them operating the same on mobiles. Net Neutrality means that all traffic on internet is treated as equal by the service providers and there is no special charge for any specific service or website depending on content, destination ..

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