Telcos ask TRAI to widen stakeholder base on net neutrality
Wednesday, 19 April 2017 Telecom operators and internet firms have drawn battle lines over who should be held accountable in case a consumer faces problem or restriction in accessing content or services over the internet. While echoing their demand for imposing ‘same service, same rules’ on apps like Whatsapp and Hike, the telecom operators have suggested that sector regulator TRAI should consider bringing mobile phone companies, browser and everyone involved in the internet ecosystem within the ambit of the net neutrality rules. However, the internet firms have said that net neutrality rules should focus only the service providers. Bharti Airtel, in its comment on net neutrality consultation paper floated by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said that the country “needs not only Net Neutrality, but also ‘Net
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