The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has reaffirmed its support to Net Neutrality and made a strong pitch for ‘Net Equality’ that will enable access to Internet for a billion Indians as part of the Government’s Digital India vision.
“We support an open internet and believe that consumers should decide what to do online. Our job is to enable consumers to benefit from that freedom. We offer choice and do not block or provide any preferential access to any website or app”.
COAI said in a statement.
The COAI stressed on the need for an enabling environment for telecom firms to invest in the Digital India story. It said that its members are fully committed to investing in digital India and need an enabling environment that promotes the growth of the entire Internet ecosystem. The Industry Association added that India’s telecom revolution has empowered over 950 million citizens through affordable services and the Internet revolution must now touch every citizen of the country. And its members are fully committed to investing in the Government of India’s Digital India vision, and therefore need an enabling environment that promotes the growth of the entire Internet ecosystem.
“We believe that our role is to enable all services to reach customers across the country. One of the key factors to enable this is that the same rules must apply to the same types of services, including Mobile and IP Voice services. This is the only way to ensure digital inclusion and bring about social and economic good to the common man.”