Indian telecom regulator launches new consultation on net neutrality

The Telecom Regulatory Authority in India (TRAI) released a Consultation Paper on Net Neutrality, asking for input from stakeholders on questions such as: what could be the principles for ensuring nondiscriminatory access to content on the Internet, in the Indian context? and how should ‘Internet traffic’ and providers of ‘Internet services’ be understood in the net neutrality context? The aim of the consultation is to ‘proceed towards final views on policy or regulatory interventions, where required, on the issue of net neutrality’. This is part of a two-stage consultation process on net neutrality, initiated by TRAI in May 2016.