A consultation paper issued by the TRAI has in recent weeks triggered a misguided campaign to “Save the Internet”. The hype around “net neutrality” has been such that standup comics to 24×7 TV Studio talking-heads have hopped on the bandwagon with little understanding of the underlying issues. The TRAI consultation paper on “net neutrality” and OTT Apps no doubt has several problems with the way it was written. But before we get to that it is important to bust some myths.
The Internet Protocol stack is not a “religion”. There is nothing “inviolable” about it. We have adapted and evolved the Internet in ways it was never meant to be nor originally conceived. The original Internet as it was first designed no longer exists in the public realm.