Trai bars operators from discriminatory practice on Net access

Trai bars operators from discriminatory practice on Net access
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New Delhi: Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) Tuesday recommended prohibiting Internet service providers from making any discrimination in traffic while providing web access by either blocking or throttling some apps, websites and services or by offering ‘fast lanes’ to others.
In its much awaited recommendations on Net neutrality, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) upheld the principles of Internet as an open platform.
Trai, which had last year barred discrimination in Net access through differential pricing, wants to “regulate the manner in which the current licensing requirement of unrestricted access to all content on the Internet is implemented and enforced”, during pendency of a decision on its recommendations by the government.
If the proposals are accepted, the Internet service providers (ISPs) will not be able to block or throttle any web traffic, be it on computers, laptops or mobile phones, and offer fast lanes for content providers who pay for the privilege. (PTI)

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