The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) announced strong support of Net neutrality in a series of recommendations following a long process of consultations on the issue.
TRAI warned against any “discriminatory treatment” including blocking, degrading, slowing down or granting preferential speeds to any content on internet that available to public
Background Information: In February 2016, TRAI had barred telecom providers from charging differential rates for data services in its Prohibition of Discriminatory Tariffs for Data Services Regulations, 2016, effectively blocking such attempts by Facebook's Free Basics and Airtel Zero.
Free Basics by Facebook: Facebook had earlier rolled out its Free Basics service in partnership with Reliance Communications as a “differential service”
TRAI Founded on 20 February 1997
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