TRAI releases consultation paper on net neutrality

TRAI has released a consultation paper on net neutrality. Through the consultation paper, the regulator has sought the industry’s views on the principles that could be applied for ensuring non-discriminatory access to content on the internet in the Indian context and whether certain types of specialised services, enterprise solutions, internet of things, etc., should be excluded from its scope of net neutrality. Meanwhile, the industry can also offer suggestions on the regulatory approach that should be followed and the most effective legal/policy instrument for implementing a net neutrality framework in the country.