December 30th, 2015
Telecom regularity of India has extended the date to respond to their consultation paper on “Differential Pricing” to January 7. Today was the last date to respond but after request made by COAI and AUSPI, TRAI extended the date to January 7.
- On the request of the stakeholders, the last date for receipt of written comments/views has been extended up to January 7 and counter comments, if any, up to January 14. It has also been decided that no request for any further extension of time for submission of comments/counter comments shall be entertained.
- Differential data pricing is a key aspect of net neutrality and details the idea of zero-rating platforms like Airtel Zero, which was pulled back after huge outrage. Airtel Zero was a platform
- Till now TRAI has received about 16.5 lakh comments- 8 Lakh responses from Facebook or Free Basics platform.
- 3000 individual messages and almost 8 lakh responses against Free Basics have been registered.
- Trai’s paper on differential paper mentions some plans which amount to differential tariffs of the telecom service provider who offer zero or discounted tariffs to certain contents of certain websites or applications or platforms.
We urge all our community members to sign this petition to uphold Net Neutrality in India. In addition, please take a few minutes to visit www.savetheinternet.in and write an email to TRAI replying to their consultation paper and voicing your opinion. It just needs a few clicks from you to save the internet.