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This article was published on August 14, 2015


Indians have one last chance to save net neutrality

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Indian netizens have been fighting hard to preserve net neutrality this year, as mobile carriers and Facebook have been pushing zero-rating services in the country.

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) released a report on the issue with its recommendations to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) last month, that largely preserved net neutrality principles. But the battle hasn’t been won yet.

Unless the government enforces net neutrality, mobile carriers and internet service providers will be able to continue running zero-rating services and charge apps for licenses to offer VoIP calling services.

A discussion on the upcoming policy is now live at MyGov.in, where folks can register their protest with a comment. However, you’ll need to register to share your views, and do so by August 15 — that’s tomorrow.

Comedy act All India Bakchod wants to educate people about the current state of affairs and urge them to nudge the government in the right direction. Watch the clip above to learn more about what the government is up to and how you can turn the tide.

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