Though the public outcry over the telecom operator’s plans to charge extra for Over The Top Services (Whatsapp, Flipkart, Skype) led to an online buzz in support for Net Neutrality – forcing the Telecom Ministry to assure everyone that the government stands for Neutrality, the fight for a free, fair and equal internet is far from over. Both telecom operators and internet giants like Facebook and Flipkart are now trying to skew the definition of Net Neutrality to their own advantage.
After mobilizing people online to flood the TRAI inbox with more than 1 lakh emails on the TRAI consultation paper, the ‘Save the Internet’ campaign has once again sprung to life owing to a new video with the popular comedy sketch group AIB in it. The Department of Telecommunications wants to start licensing VoIP apps (Whatsapp, Skype, Viber, Hike etc.), making them pay for the free calls they provide to everyday users like you and me.
Watch this video to understand how you can put pressure on the government to get rid of these archaic licenses. The deadline has been extended to 20th, so hurry up, do some good on Internet today.