Earlier, on many occasions, the IT and Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the government is committed to the fundamental principles and concept of net neutrality, keeping the internet accessible and available to all without discrimination.
     
A Parliamentary Committee also discussed the controversial issue of net neutrality at a meeting where officials of telecom companies like Airtel, Vodafone and Idea presented their views.
        
The Standing Committee of Parliament examineed the issue over which there has been an uproar for some time, with even MPs voicing concern in Parliament during the Budget session.

TRAI had also said it does not intend to police the internet but there are three unexceptional principles including 'no blocking' which are not debatable. TRAI floated a consultation paper for regulatory framework on over-the-top (OTT) service like internet-based calling and messaging services and net neutrality and received over 10 lakh response on its paper favouring net neutrality.