Parliamentary Committee to discuss net neutrality issue today

  A Parliamentary Committee will discuss the controversial issue of net neutrality on Thursday at a meeting where officials of telecom companies are expected to present their views.

Internet must be governed: BJP
Internet must be governed: BJP

 BJP today said internet must be governed as it is "extremely important" for governance but it should done in a way that does not compromise on the spirit of freedom of speech and expression.

'Licence regime for OTTs to result in negative consequences'

Bringing over-the-top (OTT) players like WhatsApp and Skype under a licensing regime will result in "negative unforeseen consequences" for technology start-ups and ecosystem, Internet service providers have said.

Blocking, slowing down content on net should not be allowed: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Blocking, slowing down content on net should not be allowed: Ravi Shankar Prasad

 Committing himself to keep the Internet equally accessible to all users, Telecom and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said blocking and deliberate slowing down or speeding up of lawful content on the web should not be allowed.

Government supports non-discriminatory access to Internet: Minister

Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Tuesday that the government stands for ensuring "non-discriminatory" access to Internet.

Roaming to be cheaper as Vodafone, Airtel, Idea cut tariffs

Mobile users will pay less for roaming from Friday as leading operators, including Airtel, Vodafone, Idea and RCom, slashed their roaming rates by up to 75 percent weeks after regulator TRAI cut ceiling tariffs.

PM Narendra Modi was only trying to improve India's image: BJP

Backing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "scam India" remarks made abroad, BJP on Tuesday said he was only trying to improve the country's image which has been sullied by scams of the past.

Technical issues continue to bog down TRAI website

The website of telecom regulator TRAI remained inaccessible for a few hours for the second consecutive day due to a technical snag in its system provided by the National Informatics Centre.

Centre must strive for non-discriminatory policy for Internet: CCCI

The Cochin Chamber of Commerce and Industry Monday urged the Centre and TRAI to strive towards 'non-discriminatory' network and to refrain from any policy that will hamper the growth of internet in the country.

Telcos propose licence regime for apps like WhatsApp, Skype

To have a level-playing field, telecom operators have proposed a licensing regime for over-the-top (OTT) players like WhatsApp and Skype, a view which is opposed by internet firms and associations.

TRAI faces flak on Twitter for releasing names and email ids

Telecom regulator TRAI Monday faced flak on the social media including Twitter for making public names and email ids of one million people who have submitted their comments on Net Neutrality.

Go for 'same services same rules', Internet body to TRAI

  Internet service providers' body ISPAI has suggested that regulator TRAI adopt 'same services same rule' to define Net Neutrality while agreeing that there should be no discrimination in accessing the Internet in terms of pricing or speed.

Congress protests over Net Neutrality, asks Centre to stop TRAI move

Stepping up offensive on the net neutrality issue, Congress Friday staged a protest here alleging that the move by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) was against public interest and the Centre should stop it.

TRAI gets over 10 lakh petitions on Net Neutrality
TRAI gets over 10 lakh petitions on Net Neutrality

Flooding telecom regulator TRAI with their petitions, proponents of Net Neutrality have submitted more than 10 lakh petitions to 'keep internet free' -- a day before the deadline ends for submission of comments on a consultation paper in this regard.

Need to define Net Neutrality appropriately: Nasscom

As the uproar over the Net neutrality issue continues, industry body Nasscom today said the concept should be defined appropriately as the term itself was perceived "differently" across the globe.