Net neutrality: Stop Airtel Zero from extortion, Flipkart too being criticized
Net Neutrality was never discussed so hotly in the Indian market till now. But as some telecom operators want to impact the internet by providing preferential treatment to some companies and their websites or apps, the issue has taken center stage.
Though Indiaâ€™s top telecom operator Airtel its plan a very innocent looking name, but when some internet got to the bottom of their plan they started challenging them where it hurts the most.
The issue has apparently given a great time to stand-up comedy group AIB an opportunity to put things in perspective and guys they have done it very perfectly.
AIB or All India Backchod has come out with an online video, â€œSave The Internetâ€, three months after their show â€œAIB Knockoutâ€ had kicked up a controversy. The earlier show, which featured Bollywood celebrities Karan Johar, Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor, invited flak from various sections of the society for the use of expletives. The row forced AIB to pull out the show from Youtube and also sent the group into hibernation.
It is needless to say that the video is perfect. AIB has created a nine-minute long video on net neutrality, which states that Internet service providers and governments should treat all data on the Internet equally, not discriminating or charging differentially by user, content, site, platform, application.
The four members of the group, in their usual humorous manner, take on the various telecom operators in the country, saying they are trying to push Telecom Regulatory Authority of India into allowing them to block apps and websites to â€œextortâ€ more money from consumers and businesses. â€œThe new AIB video is out. This time, we want you to #SaveTheInternet. Share this video and spread the message to everyone you know who uses the Internet. Please, log onto www.savetheinternet.in,â€ read a post shared by AIB on its official Facebook page.