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A group of editors at MediaNama worked over the last few days to create a shortened version of TRAI’s consultation paper and Net Neutrality. They’ve converted the 118 page document into a 23 page document, reduced redundancy and largely irrelevant data. It’s been restructured in MediaNama style to make it crisper and a little less tedious. It retains all the substance of the TRAI paper, and some of the strangest and some ridiculously biased statements, but without our views, which will be separate. Note that they’ve added contextual reading and links to help you understand things better.
What You Can Do to Save Net Neutrality?
To recap, the TRAI has asked for views on net neutrality in the Indian context. If you don’t want your mobile operator to charge extra for WhatsApp, Skype or YouTube and promote its own services over the others, submit your responses to TRAI’s twenty questions to the authority before April 24, 2015 at To: email@example.com CC: firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org
There are plenty of ways you can make your voice heard, preserve net neutrality rules in India, Save the entrepreneurs and start-ups and our Freedom:
- Send a letter to TRAI : Letter Format is below with Contact details of Email, Fax and Social media
- Phone or email TRAI to call for strong net neutrality laws
- Sign a petition on Change.org
- Spread the word on your social networks about net neutrality and its importance that will affect everyone life online
Send letter to :
Designation: Cabinet Minister, Hon’ble Minister Department of Telecom
Name: Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad
Direct No: +91-11-23739191,+91-11-23372177
Fax No: +91-11-23723330
Designation: Chairman TC & Secy (Technology)
Name: Shri Rakesh Garg
Direct No: +91 – 11 – 23719898
Fax No: 23711514
Designation: Member (Technology)
Name: Shri A K Bhargava
Direct No: +91 – 11 – 23372307
Fax No: +91 – 11 – 23372353
Write a Letter to;
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
Ravi Shankar Prasad / Shri Rakesh Garg / Shri A K Bhargava
Department of Telecommunication / Chairman TC & Secy (Technology) / Member (Technology)
I wanted express my concern against the motives of telecom carriers to restrict fair access to the open internet (net neutrality). I personally believe the internet is a very vital resource. It helps me communicate, work, and thrive as a citizen. If telecom operators will discriminate internet traffic on the basis of which services pay the most, we are allowing Telecom service providers control over a vital and necessary technological resource. By doing so we allow them to define what information we can view; what entertainment we can access; and how companies can innovate. Where is the freedom of expression on this?
This is completely unfair and harms India’s long term role in the global market and Digital India plan of our honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi. I strongly believe the growth of Telecom Service Provider and the well-being of the internet can go hand-in-hand. I’m asking for a framework to ensure long term and fair access for all services regardless of sizes.
Nowhere in the world has the Net Neutrality been opposed by the government, in fact in many countries Open Internet is the norm. I want to see my generation and those that come after me to have unfettered access to the Internet, with no Telecommunications or ISPs having the ability to charge for specific services I use on top of it. Please understand that the internet is an important resource and vital to me and to every other Indian citizen. I would like to see it kept free and protected under Net Neutrality to ensure fair and equal access for all and forever.
I would request you to do what is right for the citizens of India.
Thanks & Regards,
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Sources: Wikipedia, MediaNama, Hindustan Times, The Hindu and Open Internet!
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