IFF Suggests Ways to Ensure Internet Access and Protect Net Neutrality

Since remote work, online education, telemedicine, and reliance on e-retail becomes critical for the foreseeable future there is a need for authorities to take specific action. IFF has written to the DoT and TRAI suggesting that these interventions must look toward overcoming the digital divide, appreciating the importance of the internet and mobile services as an essential utility, and protect net neutrality. Towards this IFF recommends concerted stakeholder dialogue, evidence based interventions to support network capacity, efforts to use government funds towards providing free access to internet services to underprivileged/essential cohorts of people, ensuring all areas have access to high speed internet access and expediting the implementation of a net neutrality enforcement framework.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://internetfreedom.in/we-write-to-dot-and-trai-to-improve-internet-access-and-protect-net-neutrality-during-covid-19/