Govt will strive to ensure non-discriminatory availability of internet: R S Prasad

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New Delhi, April 22 (ANI): Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said that the Centre is serious about the net neutrality issue and will strive to ensure the non-discriminatory availability of internet to the public. Earlier, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi gave a notice for an adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha to discuss the issue of net neutrality. The Congress Party had earlier demanded that the NDA Government order the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to scrap the regulatory framework paper under the Section 25 of the TRAI Act. Net neutrality (also network neutrality, Internet neutrality, or net equality) is the principle that Internet service providers and governments should treat all data on the Internet equally, not discriminating or charging differentially by user, content, site, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or mode of communication. The term was coined by Columbia University media law professor Tim Wu in 2003, as an extension of the longstanding concept of a common carrier.

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