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NetNeutrality : Now what is that and how it affects you

There are chances that you might have heard this buzzword #NetNeutrality in your facebook ticker or twitter feed or by any other sources. And then there are chances that you might have treated it as a routine news-piece. If you did that, then STOP because It'll change how will you use Internet in coming time.

 Net Neutrality 


So basically Net Neutrality in a nutshell is open access to everything on Internet or Web without any special privileges to any particular Website/Organization in terms of Speed, access or censorship.

With introduction of services like, Airtel OneTouch Internet, Data VAS , Without Net Neutrality, For a simple Internet user it would be like you may need to pay extra bucks for accessing particular website, or let's say you'll get charged extra for using voice/video calling feature of IM Apps on your phone. It's not limited to just this. There is a lot to this.

It’s important for access to knowledge, services and free speech, as well as freedom and ease of doing business online, for this access to be neutral:
– All sites must be equally accessible
- The same access speed at the telco/ISP level for each (independent of telco selection)

– The same data cost for access to each site (per KB/MB).
This means, Net Neutrality is about:
– No telecom-style licensing of Internet companies (see this and this)
– No gateways (, Airtel OneTouch Internet, Data VAS), censorship or selection;
– No speeding up of specific websites (that may or may not pay telcos)
– No “zero rating” or making some sites free over others (and that goes for you too, Wikipedia and twitter).

 Telecom Companies are lobbying to keep Net Neutrality and Internet Freedom away from us just for the sake of minting more and more money. Here is a video from AIB team for a better and simpler explanation.

So here is what you need to do : 

- Visit
- Click on Send your response
- Follow the instructions

Your small contribution can help to survive Net Neutrality as It was before. Do your bit. :-) 

Don't forget to share this with friends who use Internet. (Well, Who doesn't? ;-) )

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