Microsoft Corp. and Google pleaded with US regulators on Monday to preserve strong net neutrality rules, while AT&T Inc. and Comcast Corp. backed weakened oversight and said Congress should settle the issue that’s burned for more than a decade.
In principle large companies that sell internet connections shouldn’t give some digital data faster access nor should they cause internet blocks for others.
US Federal Communications Commission head Ajit Pai has proposed overturning the 2015 net neutrality rules
In the US, internet companies are readying for a showdown with telecoms and a Republican-controlled government over net neutrality
US Congress’s decision to invalidate a set of internet privacy rules from the Obama administration set off a firestorm between Net neutrality supporters and Republicans.
Operators have been demanding that app-based calling and messaging services should be brought under the licensing regime.
Telecom regulator Trai extended the last date for comments on the contentious Net neutrality by a month to March 15.
Net neutrality rules imposed by the FCC in 2015 require broadband providers to treat all data equally.
TRAI has invited public views on the contentious net neutrality issue to finalise a framework for the same.
US President-elect Donald Trump’s choice of experts to focus on new policies at the Federal Communications Commission.
TRAI is in the process of examining the problem of automatic video advertisements that buffer and use internet data on a website without the explicit authorisation of a consumer.
Net Neutrality: The department of telecommunications has said that it will take a holistic view on the subject only once Trai submits its recommendations.
The process opens up scope for those applications or platforms that promise to provide free data without the intention of ‘gate-keeping’ consumers on content access.
TRAI has floated a new consultation paper on the issue of Net Neutrality looking at the issue of ‘Free Data’, and zero-rating platforms without TSP control.
Bharti Airtel has sought views on whether it could provide an exclusive video service using intranet, without flouting the differential pricing norms.