Flipkart co-founder Mukesh Bansal said that Flipkart has always been in favor of net-neutrality and will continue doing so as it is extremely important both from consumer’s point of view and all the players who are providing services on that. Also Read - Infinix Smart 5A launched in India with a competitive introductory price: Details hereAlso Read - Massive discount on Samsung Galaxy F12: Budget Samsung phone now under Rs 10,000
“There is something that we have been thinking about in fact for a long while, we are absolutely committed to the principles of net neutrality. We believe in the long term democracy of Internet. Equal access to Internet is extremely important both from consumer’s point of view and all the players who are providing services on that,” Bansal told media persons. Also Read - Flipkart Big Saving Days sale from Aug 6 to Aug 10: Details here
“We have always supported net neutrality and will continue doing so. We did look into zero reading concepts and on one hand we felt that being able to make free Internet available to consumers could be useful. But after looking deeply we realized that it can lead down to a path that net neutrality can get compromised in future and something that we are not supportive of at all,” he added.
Bansal further said that equal access to Internet and equal treatment to all services on Internet are very important for healthy growth of Internet interim services in the country.
“Flipkart has always taken a consumer first stance whenever we evaluate a choice or made a decision, we have made our role in growth of Internet and adoption of Internet in the country…so, I want to very clearly share that we are not participating in any zero-reading program. And, we will do everything we can, as Flipkart, to make sure we have held all the principles and spirit of net- neutrality,” Bansal added.
Net neutrality is a principle whereby Internet service providers and governments are expected to treat all Internet websites and services as equal, without discriminating or charging differential tariff based on users, content, websites, services or mode of communication.
Amidst the debate on net neutrality, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had earlier said a six-member panel has been constituted by the telecom department to submit its recommendations regarding the same by early next month.