"We have given our views in response to the TRAI's (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) consultation paper. And the way we look at it is that we have to define Net neutrality appropriately," Nasscom President R Chandrashekhar told reporters here.

Every one said you were for neutrality, you were against Net neutrality. He did not think that made a lot of sense. Because, the term Net neutrality had been defined differently in different countries. And therefore it is not just important were you for (Net neutrality) or against. But, what did you mean by that?, he asked.

Nasscom in its response to TRAI said that the user should decide what he or she has to access and any regulation or any practice which prevents that should be considered as violation.

Chandrashekhar cited India was strong and vibrant ecosystem for innovation and if there was no Net neutrality then many small companies would not be allowed to offer their service.

"We at Nasscom have said that it is very important to ensure that this opportunity remains fully open to small innovative companies and today the large telecom companies should not be deciding what user must see. Similarly, a small company should have the same opportunity to reach the consumer of a large company."

Making his stand clear that Nasscom was not against telecommunication companies, he said, "We have not said that only the IT field should survive and telecom should perish.

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