A government actually caring (or at least looking after) the interests of its citizens? Impressive.
India has decided to implement a formal Internet neutrality regime. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) responded to a lively year-long debate with a statement opposing any “discriminatory treatment” of Internet data. TRAI said its recommendations were designed to prevent ISPs in the country from either …
No. A Government was lobbied by one massive corporation to shaft another massive corporation, and gave in. The ad market in India now belongs to Google: a monopoly, rather than the duopoly we have here:
It's called "crony capitalism".
Your positing the hypothetical of ISPs choking startups against the reality of Google, Facebook choking startups. OK, then.
"If you're worried about Google's market share..."
Why the if? Is competition optional? The economic dominance by a few big players is not a trivial issue. There hasn't been a competitor emerge for over a decade. And where did your personal data go today? You do't know and neither do I.
Title II repeal keeps an easily distracted mob busy, while the Sans Culotte butcher "draws dotted lines on their hides".
At least small startups get a look in, at least in India. They wouldn't have the clout to strike deals with ISPs.
Hopefully the ruling hasn't gone too far the other way. QoS rules for technical reasons are generally a desirable thing, does banning “discriminatory treatment” outlaw QoS?
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