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Start-Ups write open letter warning of overregulation of internet services in the TRAI consultation paper

Watch the video recording of our discussion on App Bans, Network Fees and OTT regulation, held in Delhi on August 10.

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Open Letter From Start-Ups Warning Of Overregulation Of Internet Services In The TRAI Consultation Paper

The letter argues against Over-the-Top services (OTTs) being subject to the same or similar regulatory framework as telecommunications service providers (“TSPs”).

What’s the news: SaveTheInternet campaign – that in 2015 asked the government to support net neutrality – has released a joint letter from Indian startups to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) regarding its recent consultation paper on the regulation and selective banning of OTT services. The open letter cautions against the “overregulation of internet services” described as Over-The-Top (“OTT”) services alleging that it has “discriminatory consequences.”………..continue reading

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