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People voice their support for net neutrality, say Internet a utility not a luxury
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 13, 2015 last modified May 08, 2015 01:56 AM — filed under: ,
As the campaign and support for net neutrality is picking up, Politicians, celebrities and a cross section of people are voicing their support for it. Net neutrality means all data and sites are treated and charged equally be it mobile app or any other app.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Regulatory Perspectives on Net Neutrality
by Pranesh Prakash published Jul 08, 2015 last modified Jul 18, 2015 02:46 AM — filed under: , , ,
In this paper Pranesh Prakash gives an overview on why India needs to put in place net neutrality regulations, and the form that those regulations must take to avoid being over-regulation.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Reply to RTI filed with BSNL regarding Network Neutrality and Throttling
by Tarun Krishnakumar published Dec 22, 2014 last modified Dec 22, 2014 02:45 PM — filed under: , , ,
As part of its work on Network Neutrality, the Centre for Internet and Society through Tarun Krishnakumar had filed a Right To Information (RTI) application with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL), a state-owned teleco holding a market share of 65 per cent in the Indian land line and broadband markets — regarding its position on and adherence to Network Neutrality principles.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Responses to Trai’s consultation paper on free data contain some good suggestions
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 17, 2016 — filed under: , ,
Trai has announced that it will come up with a final consultation paper on ‘Free Data’, and also a pre-consultation paper on Net Neutrality by the end of this month.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Surveillance in India: Policy and Practice
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 13, 2017 last modified Mar 15, 2017 01:05 AM — filed under: , , ,
The National Institute of Public Finance and Policy organized a brainstorming session on net neutrality on February 8, 2017 and a public seminar on surveillance in India the following day on February 9, 2017 in New Delhi. Pranesh Prakash gave a talk.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry The Free Basics debate: Trai has a point in imposing temporary ban on net neutrality
by Sunil Abraham published Dec 25, 2015 — filed under: , ,
The argument against net neutrality in India is simple. Regulation cannot be based on dogma – evidence of harm must be provided before you can advocate for rules for ISPs and telecom operators.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Blog Entry The Hazards of a Non-neutral Internet
by Geetha Hariharan published Apr 18, 2015 last modified May 27, 2015 04:07 PM — filed under: ,
Spurred by recent events, India’s policy circles are dancing to the complex tunes of net neutrality. Airtel came under fire for pricing calls made over the Internet differentially; it has since withdrawn this plan. Airtel and Reliance Communications are caught in the storm as Airtel Zero and Internet.org, the Facebook-spearheaded product for low-cost Internet access, face stiff criticism for violating net neutrality. Companies like Flipkart, which earlier supported these products, have stepped back and are throwing their weight behind net neutrality. The Department of Telecommunications has set up a six-member panel to consult on net neutrality.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
The Perils and Prospects of Bringing the Next Billion Online
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 09, 2015 last modified Aug 23, 2015 08:04 AM — filed under: ,
Sunil Abraham is the executive director of the Centre for Internet & Society, Bangalore. In his PDF talk, he explains the fight for net neutrality in India and how many solutions fall under the category of walled garden.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry The Socratic debate: Whose internet is it anyway?
by Pranesh Prakash published Nov 18, 2014 last modified Dec 09, 2014 01:35 PM — filed under: ,
In the US, President Obama recently spoke out on the seemingly arcane topic of net neutrality. What is more astounding is that the popular satire news show host John Oliver spent a 13-minute segment talking about it in June, telling Internet trolls to “focus your indiscriminate rage in a useful direction” by visiting the US Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) website and submitting comments on its weak draft proposal on net neutrality.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry TRAI Consultation on Differential Pricing for Data Services - Post-Open House Discussion Submission
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Mar 30, 2016 last modified Mar 30, 2016 01:13 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society sent this submission to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) following the Open House Discussion on Differential Pricing of Data Services, held in Delhi on February 21, 2016.
Located in Telecom / Blog