Net Neutrality Discussion

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What is Net Neutrality and why is it important to all of us?

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Just like Comcast, Airtel is planning on violating Net Neutrality by introducing Airtel Zero. A service wherein end users would be able to access services by Airtel partners free of charge by allowing these partners to buy data from Airtel for this purpose. Which means that your access to services other than those or Airtel's partners would be solely at the discretion of Airtel. They would get the power to slow down the traffic to competitor services forcing you to use their partner services.

If such a plan were to succeed, the internet would be at the mercy of a few powerful players. ISPs would become the kingmakers, deciding who gets to run on their networks and who doesn't, subject to who pays up. Larger corporations who could afford their fees would run amok while start ups who can't afford it would run the risk of their projects not getting the traffic they deserve. This is totally unjust and against a free internet.

This thread is dedicated to voice your opinions about Net Neutrality and share news and updates regarding the developments on this front.

Shoot!

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A sample Net Neutrality law as drafted by members of /r/india: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14F8Tg2yw5FiqzvQWRG_xl9CRy69sU95OSmIgisJj6Qw/edit?usp=sharing

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When they (TRAI) are taking decision about this???
 

LeoTechLion

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I condemn Airtel's new money making plan.. AIRTEL ZERO. Let they get as minimum support from we Indians as their plan itself says (Zero). I support net neutrality.

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These guys made a (somewhat cheesy) video highlighting net neutrality's analogy to electricity.

 

Flash

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@gameranand - I guess, you're among this one, though you cancelled the order with this comment.

indiatoday said:
In the wake of the alleged deal between Flipkart and Airtel for a new program called Airtel Zero, which offers free access to Flipkart's mobile app, it appears consumers have started retaliating against the e-tailer.


After the deal, which goes against the idea of net neutrality, users have started rating the Flipkart app on Android '1 star'.
A number of users have given the app poor reviews on the basis of the net neutrality debate. Many have used the header - Net Neutrality matters.
Read more at: Consumers downvote Flipkart app after net neutrality controversy : News, News - India Today
 

gameranand

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Guys writing here that you support Net Neutrality won't do anything. You need to act, spread the word and Email to TRAI with counter comment for their 20 questions. I can provide sample answers link from Reddit India as well, you can just edit some sentences and send them to TRAI email ID.
Please do this before 24 April 2015.
 
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Desmond

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I made this thread so that people can better understand what Net Neutrality is and make better arguments when the topic comes up.
 
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