13 July 2018

Telecom Commission of India approves Net Neutrality

Telecom Commission of India approves Net Neutrality


The Telecom Commission has approved the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's (TRAI) net neutrality recommendations that bar service providers from discriminating against internet content and services by blocking, throttling or granting them higher speed access. The decision that aims to ensure open and free Internet in the country was taken at a meeting of the Commission, the highest decision-making body in the Department of Telecommunication in New Delhi. 

What is Net Neutrality?
Net neutrality is a principle that requires the Internet service providers to treat all content on the Internet equally without favouring or withholding access to certain websites, services or apps or charging differently based on the user, content, website or platform. The rules aim to give consumers equal access to web content and prevent broadband providers from favouring their own content. 

Source- The Times of India

Static/Current Takeaways Important for SBI PO/Clerk Exam 2018- 
  • Aruna Sundararajan is the chairman of Telecom Commission.
  • Manoj Sinha is the Minister of State (I/C) of the Ministry of Communications.

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