India’s new net neutrality regime puts the US to shame

India’s Department of Telecommunications has approved net neutrality rules that ban blocking, throttling, and zero-rating internet data, with some exceptions. The framework, published last year as a recommendation from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), is the culmination of a years-long campaign for net neutrality in India. As The Wire reports, the new rules prevent “any form of discrimination or interference” with data, including “blocking, degrading, slowing down, or granting preferential speeds or treatment to any content.” But they don’t apply to “critical IoT services” or “specialized services,” including autonomous vehicles and remote surgery operations — which The Wire says TRAI head R.S. Sharma compares to... Continue reading…

India’s new net neutrality regime puts the US to shame

Thu 12 Jul 18 from MIT Technology Review

India adopts 'world's strongest' net neutrality norms

The new principles explicitly forbid telecom operators to differentiate between online content.

Thu 12 Jul 18 from BBC Technology

India approved strong net neutrality rules

While America struggles to retain net neutrality protections on a piecemeal state-by-state level, India just adopted its own seemingly-strong set of rules that largely ban artificial ...

Wed 11 Jul 18 from Engadget

India reportedly approves net neutrality rules - CNET

There are a few exceptions, but users must have equal access to legal online content for the same price and speed, according to The Times of India.

Wed 11 Jul 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

Telecom Commission approves net neutrality, new telecom policy

Some mission critical applications or services like remote surgery and autonomous cars will however be kept out of the purview of net neutrality framework.

Wed 11 Jul 18 from The Hindu

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