The ruling out of differential pricing for Internet services and supporting net neutrality by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) will ensure free Internet services to the masses in the country and will specially benefit Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Startup’ and ‘Digital India’ programme, Cyber Law expert Virag Gupta has said.
He said, “Net neutrality will ensure free access to all Indian Internet users and will specially benefit the Startup India, Digital India programmes, also ensuring opening of big world of Internet to the users.”
Gupta added, “TRAI has always supported net neutrality. I hope that the big companies will not misuse the exemption provided by TRAI.”
TRAI has said that Internet service providers would not be allowed to discriminate on pricing of data access for different web services.