Net Neutrality

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Network Neutrality, colloquially known as Net Neutrality is a defining goal in the development of the Internet. Simply put, it is the principle that "all internet traffic should be treated the same." [1] Further, it is a system of checks and balances to ensure that no one entity, commercial or otherwise, influences the content or pace of the Internet.

Net Neutrality Around the World

India

Currently, Net Neutrality does not exist in India. While there are no formal rules in place for ISPs, most operate with neutrality in mind. There are exceptions to this rule, and over the course of many years various telecom companies have approached TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) to grant them the ability to block content and charge additional fees for access to information and entertainment. [2]

Responses to these maneuvers have been swift and numerous. As of April 2015, over 1 million Indian end-users submitted emails to TRAI supporting Net Neutrality.[3]

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