These recommendations make Net Neutrality - the principle that says that all bits on the internet should be treated equally - rules in India far more ironclad than in the USA, where the FCC moved last week to repeal rules that prohibit internet service providers from blocking or slowing websites, or charging a premium for "fast lanes" for things like high-quality streaming.
Trai had partially addressed the topic of Net neutrality in February 2016 when it ruled in favour of prohibiting discriminatory tariffs for data. "Nobody owns the internet".
"Internet should be kept open and free and not cannibalised".
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has upheld the principle of an open internet and recommended that internet service providers (ISPs) should be prohibited from discriminating between their web traffic by either blocking some apps, websites and services or by offering "fast lanes" to those who pay for the privilege. First, "such services are not usable or offered as a replacement for Internet access services"; and second, "the provision of such services should not be detrimental to the availability and overall quality of Internet access services". The paper sought views on ways to ensure non-discriminatory access to content on the internet and was followed up by an open house discussion in August involving activists and policy experts.
The regulator will come out with a consultation paper on over-the-top (OTT) players soon. CDNs enable telecom deliver content within their network without going through the public internet in order to create a content ecosystem to drive user traction. For example, any operator with own content platform, which is working only on its own network, will be able to charge differential pricing.
The regulator's much-awaited recommendations, issued on Tuesday, clearly state that blocking, degrading or granting preferential speed to one content over another (higher speeds to one kind of content against another) will be treated as discriminatory.
Further, Trai wants telecom operators to declare their traffic management practices as and when deployed and the impact it may have had on the users.
"The DoT is already well positioned to investigate any violation of licence conditions and it already has all the necessary enforcement mechanisms in place".
Investigators could retrieve text records from the phone, but Smith said he doesn't believe it's necessary at this point. Police said Frisina has family in NY and Rodriguez could possibly have family in Canada and Pennsylvania.
Weinstein then apparently called a TWC producer who told Noble she needed to be "a good girl and do whatever [Weinstein] wished". The complaint then lays out its reasons for naming The Weinstein Company and Bob Weinstein as co-defendants.
In addition to Amazon, Bezos also invests in start-ups , owns The Washington Post and space company Blue Origin. By comparison, Bill Gates' current estimated net worth stands at a paltry $86.8 billion (£65.1bn).
Glyphosate was first authorised for use in the European Union in 1974 by USA agri-giant Monsanto under the Roundup brand. Friends of the Earth Malta said the European Union had failed to seize an opportunity to end glyphosate.
Protesters, some wearing gas masks, fought back in scattered battles across empty highways and surrounding neighbourhoods. Qamar Javed Bajwa telephoned Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and suggested that the sit-in be resolved peacefully.
If Alabama joins the SEC champion in the playoff, it would mark the first time one conference puts two teams in the field. As for Auburn, one has to think if Gus Malzahn's team win the SEC Championship, it will be higher than the No. 4 seed.
There have been a wave of attacks on the country's Coptic Christian minority, but attacks on mosques are rare in Egypt. Egypt has launched a prolonged anti-terror crackdown few years ago, trying to unroot extremists based in North Sinai.
Trump Pushes for Tax Overhaul as Key Senate Votes Loom
Senator Cory Gardner, a Colorado Republican, said he plans an amendment to make marijuana businesses eligible for tax breaks. Spokespeople for the Senate Finance Committee, which drafted the bill, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Online sales surge as malls fall short
There was little evidence of the delirious shopper frenzy customary of Black Fridays from past years. NRF will release its data of Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday on Tuesday.
Tennessee finalizing deal with next head coach
After he was sacked , he latched on with Ohio State, where he has served as defensive coordinator the past two seasons. Currie reportedly targeted Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen before turning his attention to Schiano.
UCLA hires Chip Kelly
Offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch was named interim head coach for the remainder of the season. Kelly has been named the new coach of UCLA , replacing Jim Mora who was sacked in November.
Apple Buys AR Headset Company Vrvana For $30 Million
With AR tech, the consumer would no longer need to carry a phone, as texts and videos would be available even without the device. As Apple hasn't confirmed the purchase it obviously hasn't exactly said what parts of Vrvana its interested in.