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President Obama Backed Net Neutrality When Needed ; Will Narendra Modi Do The Same?

The Logical Indian

April 21st, 2015

More than any other invention of our time, the Internet has unlocked possibilities we could just barely imagine a generation ago. And here’s a big reason we’ve seen such incredible growth and innovation: Most Internet providers have treated Internet traffic equally. That’s a principle known as “net neutrality” — and it says that an entrepreneur’s fledgling company should have the same chance to succeed as established corporations, and that access to a high school student’s blog shouldn’t be unfairly slowed down to make way for advertisers with more money.

Many believe that the key changemaker in Narendra Modi’s election campaign was the innovative and extensive use of social media. The government has continued to use social media to raise awareness about various social and governance initiatives. This is a healthy sign as it helps to bring the government closer to the people.

Therefore it becomes very important to understand what the Prime Minister feels about the important principle of net neutrality. As we are aware, the Prime Minister enjoy a tremendous amount of clout and goodwill not only among the government agencies and citizens but also among the corporates, and therefore just one simple statement asserting the importance of net neutrality good very well alter the course of the discussions on this subject. One such statement could end up leaving a greater impact on this debate than a million letters to TRAI.

 

Good things happen when people stand up.

The FCC(Federal Communications Commission) voted in favor of a strong net neutrality rule to keep the Internet open and free. That happened because millions of Americans across the country didn’t just care about this issue: They stood up and made their voices heard, whether by adding their names to petitions, submitting public comments, or talking with the people they know about why this matters. Read a special thank-you message from the President Obama, then learn more about how they got to where they are today.

Courtesy : https://www.whitehouse.gov/net-neutrality

Read the Transcript

The White House
Washington
February 26, 2015

Today’s FCC decision will protect innovation and create a level playing field for the next generation of entrepreneurs–and it wouldn’t have happened without Americans like you.

More than 4 million people wrote in to the FCC, overwhelmingly in support of a free and fair internet. Countless others spoke out on social media, petitioned their government, and stood up for what they believe.

I ran for office because I believed that nothing can stand in the way of millions of voices calling for change. That’s the backbone of our democracy–and you’ve proven that this timeless principle is alive and well in our digital age.

So to all the people who participated in this conversation, I have a simple message:

Thank you,
Barack Obama

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