What Is Net Neutrality ? How does it affects Taxpayers if it is Dead

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In this globalized world, where country boundaries no more restrict trade, people tend to become more dependent on each other across country borders. Now that we are so dependent on the most used technology that is Internet, a new concept on net neutrality has come into the picture.

The success of the internet in adopting innovation, access to a huge knowledge base and upmost freedom of speech due to the principle of net neutrality. Net neutrality is the concept that internet service providers give and are suppose to give their customers and users equal access to all lawful websites and services on the internet. They should not have the authority to give priority to any website over another.

Due to penetrating urge by the telecom operators, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is making plans to authorize and allow the operators to block applications and websites to squeeze more money from consumers and other users. This is an extreme violation of what we call net neutrality.

In this era when we are dependent on Internet right from talking to our friends to online shopping, from paying taxes online , from recruiting to overseas deals,taxing the users for paying each extra service they use is unethical. That is what I feel. I would request you all to kindly put forward your views regarding the same. Each one of us can make a difference. What do you feel…. is this new regulation in the pipeline right?

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