Verdict on Net Neutrality: India's journey towards free and fair Internet

In a huge victory for those who advocate free and fair internet access, the Indian government has approved net neutrality, but the road to victory was far from smooth

By Latha Jishnu, Indra de Lanerolle, Anja Kovacs
Last Updated: Thursday 12 July 2018

India says ‘yes’ to free and fair access to the Internet. After a long fight to make online access unrestricted and non-discriminatory and ensure that internet service providers don’t restrict or favour any content or services, the Centre, on July 11, approved the principles of net neutrality in India. Down To Earth has been tracking all the developments leading to the latest decision. This journey to becoming a net-neutral country has been fraught with challenges. Opposing voices, efforts at diluting the concept of net neutrality and newer business models of Internet companies have been casting doubt on the future of net neutrality. Down To Earth brings before a 


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