TRAI, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, published recommendations backing net neutrality, supporting equal internet access for all. If the recommendations are accepted by the communications ministry, India will be ahead of the curve in internet rights.
Given the overwhelming public support for net neutrality, the government is expected to accept the recommendations, though it’s not clear when they will become law, reports Reuters.
The new guidelines cover IoT or the Internet of Things. However, over-the-top (OTT) services – apps like Skype or WhatsApp that ride on top of telecom operators’ networks, as well as content delivery networks, which lets operators such as Netflix deliver content within their network have not been addressed by TRAI’s recommendations.