COAI has announced that “Sabka Internet, Sab ka Vikas”, its campaign for net neutrality, net equality and consumer choice, has received support from over 40 lakh Indian mobile users in under a week.
Launched on 22nd April, 2015, “Sabka Internet, Sab ka Vikas” is a campaign about making the Internet accessible and affordable for every Indian. In addition, it is about ensuring that everyone has the right to choose what they want to access, ensuring access to solutions that make the internet affordable for all, and applying the same rules for the same services to all. The campaign was announced in a Media Briefing session by the CEOs and representatives of the member-companies of COAI on 24th April, 2015, in New Delhi. COAI members had reaffirmed their commitment to the government’s Digital India programme and to promote Net Equality, so as to facilitate an open, inclusive and affordable access to the Internet for every Indian.
Rajan S. Mathews, Director General, COAI, said, “The campaign championed the cause of customers choosing what they would like to access in the web space, benefiting from affordable internet packages and with the same rules being applicable to services as well. COAI started the outreach effort to ensure mobile customers have the freedom to benefit from the power of the internet in the way they would wish to. This includes the choice of platform, device and technology.”See more