An official, who was part of the meeting, said that the Telecom Commission has approved the installation of around 12.5 lakh WiFi hotspot in all gram panchayats with viability gap funding of around Rs 6,000 crore by December 2018.
New regulations that took legal effect Monday give internet service providers (ISPs) sweeping power to slow, block or offer "paid prioritization" to some websites as long as they disclose the practices.
TRAI Chairman R S Sharma talks about the Net neutrality debate and explains the regulatory body’s reasons for ruling out differential pricing for data services, says he wouldn’t describe telecom companies presenting their arguments as ‘pressure’, and explains what they are doing to tackle the problem of call drops – See more
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Monday ruled against differential pricing for Internet services, in a major setback to Facebook Inc’s plan to roll out free Internet to the masses in Asia’s third-largest economy. It ruled that no service provider shall offer or charge discriminatory tariffs for data services offered based on content. […]