Net neutrality: TRAI now seeks views on differential data pricing - IBNLive: "According to a TRAI official, some of the operators are offering plans where they give discounted tariffs to access certain applications like WhatsApp, Facebook and the like, and there are certain platforms that allow access to certain websites free of cost.
Airtel Zero is an open marketing platform that lets customers access a variety of mobile applications for free, with data charges being paid by start-ups and large firms. Similarly, Facebook's Internet.org allows access to certain websites without mobile data charges.
TRAI said the objective of offering such schemes is claimed to be the desire of various service, content or platform providers to enable users, especially the poor, to access certain content on the Internet free of charge.
The stakeholders can send back their comments on the consultation paper by December 30 and counter comments by January 7." 'via Blog this'