IFF received multiple complaints of irregular website blocking by ISPs (namely ACT and BSNL) in Bengaluru and Hyderabad. The ISPs have justified a couple them as responses to directions from the Government. IFF has written to both DoT and TRAI to take up the matter
IFF submits counter comments to TRAI for traffic management and a multistakeholder body for net neutrality. Recommendations include narrowing of loopholes, technical monitoring and inclusive multistakeholderism
IFF's response to TRAI on net neutrality enforcement addresses the need to remove scope for discretion, increase transparency and accountability, boost the local measurement ecosystem, and embrace inclusive multistakeholderism
Tl;drWe all know the basic problem in India. Quite often we make great laws, but their enforcement does not happen. The TRAI is *finally* trying to fix this on Net Neutrality. Despite having clear rules, we still do not have any enforcement mechanism. The first step in this is
We put ISPs on notice for illegal website blockings.
We write to the DOT with the help of reports by our communitry members on the need for investigative action on persisting practice of code injections by BSNL.
With no response from the DOT and BSNL on continuing net neutrality violations, IFF has approached the issue with a three-pronged move.
RTI response from MeitY reveals that blocking of porn in India is a result of three court orders and ISPs have not been directed to pro-actively block porn websites.
TRAI will release a new round of consultation on the compliance of net neutrality. We continue to restate the need for an enforcement mechanism and transparency and disclosure.
In light of the growing intensity of net neutrality violations, we make a formal representation to the Department of Telecommunications highlighting the need for an enforcement mechanism.