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LIVE: TRAI’s Net Neutrality open house discussion on traffic management practices

TRAI is holding a Net Neutrality open house discussion online today on Net Neutrality enforcement; the discussion will discuss traffic management practices by internet providers, and the creation of a multistakeholder body to oversee Net Neutrality violations. Live updates are below. Read our summary of the arguments made in written filings for this consultation here. Live Update 2:09pm: Advisor Asit Kadyan gives a vote of thanks. The open house discussion has ended. Written submissions to TRAI on this consultations can be sent till June 29. 2:06pm: TRAI chair RS Sharma: It has been an extremely interesting conversation. A lot of thoughts have come. We should be able to frame recommendations to the DoT as they have asked. One clarification: when I talked about MSB, we think that detecting violations or deviations will require certain technological tools. We were very clear in the beginning, an MSB does not mean just ISPs. It means all stakeholders in the Net Neutrality arena. And therefore it cannot just be one-way. Therefore, the concern that MSB will do what is in the interest of main stakeholders is not correct. We have MSBs in our country in different sectors, and there's always convergence and divergence in interests, so checks and balances work there also. We are now debating on the issue of what should be the composition and nature of the body. We have no bias towards a particular type of arrangement. What we are interested in is that the principles of Net Neutrality are upheld in letter and…

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