Congress welcomes TRAI’s decision on net neutrality

New Delhi, Feb. 8 (ANI): The Congress Party on Monday welcomed the decision of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on net neutrality, saying that its vice-president Rahul Gandhi has advocated a free internet all along.

“Rahul Gandhi advocated a Free Internet all along. TRAI’s decision on Net Neutrality is a victory for all Netizens!” the Congress tweeted.

Earlier, Rahul had escalated his political campaign for the cause of net neutrality, accusing the Modi Government of delaying its policy stand on it and warning against the Digital India pitch ending up as a surrogate for the interests of big corporations.

“Nasscom has asked for net neutrality, over 500 start-up entrepreneurs are pleading for it, young in India have been demanding it, yet we have a government which under the pretext of repeated discussions has been delaying framing of a clear-cut policy on this,” Rahul said in a statement.

In a setback to Facebook’s free internet scheme, the TRAI ruled out differential pricing, saying that no company via any offer could charge discriminatory tariff for data on the basis of content effective immediately. (ANI)

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