DoT to Hold meeting with advisory group on Net Neutrality

Posted By: Gizbot Bureau

    A committee of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), set up to examine various aspects of net neutrality, has decided to hold a meeting with the Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) on April 27 to discuss net neutrality.

    DoT to Hold meeting with advisory group on Net Neutrality

    "A committee has been constituted in Department of Telecommunications to examine various aspects of net neutrality. The committee has decided to have interaction with MAG representatives. Accordingly, a meeting has been organised on April 27, 2015," a letter sent by the DoT said.

    Recommended: Net Neutrality: Trai Receives Over 1 Million Emails To Save Internet

    The terms of reference of the committee are - to examine the pursuit of net neutrality from a public policy objective, its advantages and limitations, to examine the economic impact on the telecom sector that arises from the existence of a regulated telecom services sector and unregulated content and applications sector, including over-the-top (OTT) services.

    DoT to Hold meeting with advisory group on Net Neutrality

    It will also examine, assess and specify qualifications on the applicability of the principal of net-neutrality from the security, traffic management, economic, privacy and other stand-points and to recommend overall policy, regulatory and technical responses in the light of examination and assessment of the issues in the first three terms of reference.

    Recommended: Airtel Defends toll Free Platform; Supports Net Neutrality

    Network neutrality, or open inter-working, means that in accessing the World Wide Web, one is in full control over how to go online, where to go and what to do as long as these are lawful. It advocates that firms that provide internet services should treat all lawful internet content in a neutral manner.

    DoT to Hold meeting with advisory group on Net Neutrality

    In March, telecom regulator TRAI released a paper inviting comments from users and companies on how over-the-top services should be regulated in the country. It has asked stakeholders to send suggestions by April 24 and counter-arguments need to be submitted by May 8.

    Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar will also be submitting his official response to the consultation paper. He will be accompanied by Anshul Tiwari who would be delivering the petition to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India office.

    The viral petition which was started by Kollam resident and net activist Sandeep Pillai is asking TRAI not to allow differential pricing of online services.

    Source: IANS

    X

    Stay updated with latest technology news & gadget reviews - Gizbot

    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Gizbot sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Gizbot website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more