Government Will Scrutinize Airtel Zero Plan

    The net-neutrality has spread like wildfire all around the nation. The Indian government is finally plans to take a closer look at the source of the issue; which is Airtel's Zero plan.

    Government Will Scrutinize Airtel Zero Plan

    The department of telecom (DoT) has taken cognizance of reports on Airtel's plan and is keeping a close watch on developments around it. DoT is looking into finer details and whether it goes against the spirit of net neutrality.

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    After growing concerns that PM Modi's much acclaimed Digital India Vision will take a severe beating if Airtel Zero comes into existence, high profile Member of Parliament (MP) Tathagata Satpathy and Rajeev Chandrasekhar have openly voiced their concern against such move.

    Government Will Scrutinize Airtel Zero Plan

    Now, a committee has been formed by the Ministry of Communication to provide their feedback into this proposed move to charge differently for differently Internet based services and portals.

    Government Will Scrutinize Airtel Zero Plan

    Last year in December, when some telecom operators attempted to charge such discriminatory charges for OTTs like WhatsApp and Viber, TRAI had refused to give their acceptance. But now, it seems they are in agreement with the telecom players, and this is the reason that DoT had to intervene.

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    Government Will Scrutinize Airtel Zero Plan

    DoT runs in parallel with TRAI in monitoring telecom services and plans in the country, and they have almost equal powers in accepting or rejecting any move which is against the public interest.

    And Airtel Zero is certainly hugely anti-public and against the free spirit of the Internet.

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