In order to ensure that all the web traffic is treated fairly the Indian government has approved net neutrality and now the internet service providers can’t block, adjust or favour any content or services.
Last November, the Telecom Commission have approved recommendations made by the TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India). After months of deliberation TRAI guidelines were compiled and asked inputs from the public.
It’s a huge relief for the people who are in favour of free and fair internet access in the country. It sounds good idea for the people who can’t afford the data plan.
Net neutrality allows companies to complete on a level of playing field. Similarly carriers and ISPs are barred from charging clients more for access to popular services like social networks or streaming music apps etc.
It will allows Facebook to control on the content and services people can access.
The certain kinds of traffic like communication for independent vehicles and tele-medicine could be prioritized for higher data transfer speeds noted by the Telecom Commission.
The neutrality nationwide move by India is good for consumers and for their businesses. Other countries including the US would also do well to follow its lead.