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DoT panel to work on ‘net neutrality’ policy

Department of Telecommunications

Department of Telecom has set up an internal committee, which will work on the policy of ‘net neutrality’. The company is set to meet on 12 February, 2015. The committee is headed by AK Bhargava and was set up to study net neutrality from a public policy perspective, its benefits and drawbacks, the economic impact, if any, on the telecom sector that arises from a licensed telecom service sector and free-for-all applications and content sectors, including over-the-top players (OTT), or app makers.

This is the second meeting of the committee and is set to take up the issue. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India is planning to start the consultation process on net neutrality incorporating the definition of the term.

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As reported by Economic Times, the DoT committee will discuss on the viewpoints of all stakeholders including telecom service providers, civil society and OTT (over-the-top) players, among others.

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