March 15, 2017
Before the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
In response to the Consultation Paper on Net Neutrality
The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) thanks the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India for its thorough and thoughtful consideration of the principles supporting the concept of net neutrality as well as the practical issues with implementing a regulatory scheme to preserve an open internet. CDT is a nonprofit public interest organization dedicated to promoting openness, innovation, and freedom online—a mission that closely tracks the policy objectives mentioned in the 2015 DoT Committee report on net neutrality. CDT has participated in the TRAI’s consultation on differential pricing and the pre-consultation on net neutrality and now respectfully submits these comments in response to the questions raised in the TRAI’s Net Neutrality Consultation.