Net neutrality gains landslide verdict
Indian telecom major Bharti Airtel's decision to charge its subscribers extra for accessing popular apps like Skype and Viber has led to massive protests against such restrictions while using the Internet. This was Bharti's second attempt to do so. This violates the principle of Net neutrality that new age citizens across the world guard zealously. This principle advocates that all traffic on the Internet must be treated equally by Internet service providers. The recent buzz over this started when the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) circulated a 118-page consultation paper on Internet regulations that included a question about whether to allow Net neutrality. About a million people at press time petitioned in support of Net neutrality and political parties buried their differences to support this. Flipkart, a major online shopping site, withdrew business consultation with Bharti.