Govt Committed to Net Neutrality, says Prasad


New Delhi, May 05: As the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) works out the rules and regulations governing "Net Neutrality" in India, Union Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today the government was committed to the fundamental principles and concept of net neutrality.

The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said that about 4 million subscribers have come out in support of their version of "Net Neutrality".

"Let me begin by making a commitment and assurance to this honourable house and through the house to the people of India that this government is committed to the fundamental principles and concept of net neutrality i.e, keep the internet accessible and available to all without discrimination.  Within 100 days of assumption of office, the government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiated the program of Digital India in a mission mode which is designed to transform India into a digitally empowered society. Digital India is designed to bridge the divide between digital haves and have-nots", Prasad said.

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