A new initiative called #SaveTheInternet is storming around the World and now India is going to face same. You have time to save #NetNeutrality in India and You can do that before April 24. If you ignore #NetNeutralityIndia initiative then the chances of ending up by compiling for freedom of Internet is very strong.
Whats is #NetNeutrality ? :Net Neutrality is the freedom of Internet for browsing anything online without losing bandwidth for any specific webpages or apps.
US, Brazil, Netherlands and Chile has already ensured #NetNeutrality and It's your turn !
Last date: April 24, 2015
Telecom operators around the world are on milking Internet-Data-Pack centric users as much as possible. Internet data is the main source of revenue for 21st centuries telecom operators. Telecom operators are going to introduce apps and website specific internet data plan which help operators to boost revenue.
Why do operators launch Apps or Website special Internet plan ?
Growth of popularity of Social & E-commerce websites and messengers services are approaching to a new level every new days. Most of internet users in India mainly visit Internet to check Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter etc or buy something online from popular E-Commerce websites like Flipkart, Snapdeal, Amazon etc. or just for searching new things.
As soon as telecom operators get the power to control Internet, they will introduce apps or site specific internet plans, Users can easily check things according to his/her need using this packs. This is not new ! Indian telecom operators has already launched social & messenger packs such as Facebook Pack, WhatsApp Pack, Twitter Pack etc.
So, What is the problem !
New initiative is slightly different from earlier !
If you failed to save #NetNeutralityIndia ! After April 24 2015, Indian telecom operator will get power to control thing online they serve through their own Internet data packs or plans and would introduce apps & site specific data packs which would not come for free browsing with regular data packs.
Probability of Consequences
You will surprise to see what would happen if you fail to save #NetNeutralityIndia
Suppose you have activated 1GB data pack at Rs 255 to use anything on internet but you won't be able to get access to some sites or apps for example Google or Facebook or WhatsApp or Twitter or any other social site or Flipkart or Amazon or any other popular e-commerce sites or apps using your current telecom operator's internet service.
To access those apps or sites you need to recharge another social packs or Website Packs or app packs which seems to come with different price & validity (Like Rs 70/month or Rs 40/15days etc)
Suppose, You are going to buy a new mobile handset and searching online for best one and found the same at three E-commerce websites named:
Website A (Lowest price)
Website B (Standard price)
Website C (Highest price ! but It has an agreement with your operator)
In this scenario you won't be able to buy things from website A since your current telecom operator already tied up with E-commerce site C.
Every time you land on E-commerce website A or B, Internet-speed will be like speed of tortoise; As result you will never be able to buy things from your favorite site at lowest price.
As a normal user, You will end up contacting customers care or sending complains to you current telecom operator for the issues but problem will never be solved for current data plan as you forget to activate apps or sites specific extra data packs.
You need to recharge multiple data packs to get access to multiple online services !!!
What if we lose NetNeutrality ?
This will destroy internet as the source of new information will be limited to users and visibility will be controlled by telecom operators. This is harmful for both internet users & online service providers.
As user's perceptive: User's access is limited to selected services. Forget freedom of Internet !
As a business perspective: Online service providers need to feed telecom operators periodically to stay unblock for a certain period !
These are some assumptions and many more such things to be happened soon if you forget your duty to #SaveTheInternet
How to become part of #SaveTheInternet initiative
TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) is going to make new rules for Indian Telecom Operators and released “Consultation Paper on Regulatory Framework for Over-the-top (OTT) services“ which will suppress #NetNeutralityIndia if you failed to send your opinion on #SaveTheInternet in time.
TRAI has asked to send details why you need #NetNeutrality (The freedom of Internet) in India before 24th April, 2015.
You have two options:
1) Be part of #SaveTheInternet initiative to save #NetNeutralityIndia, Or
2) Wait for spending a lot on data packs, sending complains, contacting CC and more such things !
More than 1 lakh emails have already been sent to TRAI but to make sure freedom of Internet it needs more !
You can become part of #SaveTheInternet initiative and send your personal opinions on saving internet to TRAI by answering 20 questions.
You can simply visit netneutrality.in and press ‘Submit your response to Trai>>‘ link and follow rest of the steps to be part of saving the freedom of internet. You can either directly send 20 answered questions to TRAI or edit them to add own opinions.
Share #SaveTheInternet initiative with your friends, family and everyone who already used internet, to strengthen the Voice of Internet freedom or cry for ever !
24th April, 2015 is last date for sending your opinion to save#NetNeutralityIndia.