Report on net neutrality by mid-May: Ravi Shankar Prasad
New Delhi, Apr 13: A committee on net neutrality, set by the department of telecommunications (DoT), will submit its report by the second week of May, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Monday.
He said since internet is created by human beings, common man should be having access to it without any discrimination. [What is Net Neutrality and Save The Internet: Explained]
He mentioned that this entire process will benefit the government to make comprehensive decisions. "This is the reason we are doing it independent of TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India)," Prasad added.
The internal panel, which will do the study and submit the report, consist of six members.
In March, telecom regulator TRAI has released a paper inviting comments from users and companies on how over-the-top services should be regulated in the country.
It has asked stakeholders to send suggestions by April 24 and counter arguments need to be submitted by May 8.