Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Net Neutrality important for the success of Make In India

India is trying to push Make In India campaign and encouraging entrepreneurship among young people. Many new companies are cropping up every month and start up is a good buzz word among many of the cities especially Bangalore.

In contrast, some of the people are intending to create Haves and Have Nots in the internet world. The idea is that people with money will control the content and bandwidth on internet. This is what is the battle to protect "Net Neutrality" is all about.

1) Net neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers (ISPs) should treat all traffic on their networks equally. That means users should be able to access all websites at the same speed and cost. No website should be given preferential treatment over another.

2) The idea is to ensure that the Internet remains a level playing field, not least because that allows innovation. If some websites are offered free or at faster speeds, the balance tips towards established players with deeper pockets. All data must be treated equally.

If it Net Neutrality is not protected then it will be difficult for new start ups to challenge the existing dinosaurs and start ups and innovation will be severely affected. 

It is in the interest of India and also in line with the vision of current Prime Minister to keep the net neutral. Any attempt to tamper with the net neutrality should be dealt with severely.


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