The principle that all traffic on internet should be
treated the same.
So what’s happening now?
TRAI consultation paper (open to comments till
April 24) is the first step in potentially allowing
operators to discriminate internet traffic.
How does this impact me?
1. Your internet bill could go up.
2. Apps you love may no longer work.
ISPs and Telcos could charge you more. When you buy a 1 Gb data pack, you can use it for anything you wish. Without neutrality, you could be forced to buy a Skype pack for Skype calls, a video pack to watch YouTube and Dailymotion. Or you could be charged a different rate for each service. 4p/10 KB if you are browsing, but 10p/10 KB for VoIP calls. That would be like your milkman telling you 30 Rs/L if you make tea, but 60 Rs/L if you make milkshake. You could be denied service as well. Telcos could
You could be denied service as well. Telcos could decide that WhatsApp or Viber is eating into their sms revenue and block them completely.
Or Airtel could block gaana, saavn, hungama, radio etc and allowed access only to wynk (owned by airtel). OK. Got it. What can I do? Let TRAI know that you hate this idea.
and follow the instructions to email TRAI letting them know of your displeasure.
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