After rejecting Facebook’s Free Basics, TRAI is now set to reject differential pricing of data services which would put a final end to all the platforms like Airtel Zero and Free Basics.
With the intention to uphold digital democracy, the body is set to order an issue this week which will put all these practices to rest and not offer subsidized or free access to any selected platforms.
This move will clearly support net neutrality which means that users will have equal access to all content and platforms.
TRAI had earlier conducted an open discussion with telecom providers and had said it would issue an order by end of January.[source]