Protect Net Neutrality in India

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Internet is a global network, with total freedom. Well, that is soon going to change, unless you act now. While you are reading this, someone is trying to control what you see, read, download, listen or write on the internet by taking control over the sites you can access! Don’t wait for that moment to happen. Act now, and protect Net Neutrality by signing in for the petition.

What is the matter with Net Neutrality anyways?

First, read the TRAI consultation paper ( 118 pages ). Don’t worry you want to read it all of the pages to understand what their intention is. For example read this:

2.10 - At one extreme, some argue that TSPs should focus exclusively on their role as «bit pipes» (carriers of data through the pipes) rather than remain integrated companies that provide services and infrastructure. However, there is another side to the story. Building such networks will require substantial investments by the TSPs. With more users connecting to the iternet, the network of the TSP is under constant strain and there is the risk that the back - end server will reach its capacity very fast, thus compelling constant upgrades, the costs of which are to be borne exclusively or for the large part by the TSPs which build such networks.

What? If TSPs are going to invest in infrastructure, we are going to pay for better internet, anyways. Like 3G is costlier that 2G, 4G will be costlier and so on. But not at the cost of freedom. Who wants to trade their freedom for money?

Implications are easy to understand. Check out for these videos for more:

Here are the steps:

  • First, go through the TRAI Consultation Paper.
  • Second, and most important step is send in your comments to TRAI, as mentioned on Page 2 of the Paper:

Stakeholders are requested to send their comments preferably in electronic form by 24 th April, 2015 and counter comments by 8th May 2015 on email id advqos@trai.gov.in. For any clarification / information, Shri A. Robert. J. Ravi, Advisor (TD & QoS) may be contacted at Tel. No. +91-11-23230404, Fax: +91-11-23213036.

Go to http://www.savetheinternet.in/ and send in your respose via email. The deadline for submission is 24th April 2015.