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As the farmers’ protests saw widespread internet shutdowns, IFF wrote to the Haryana Home Ministry urging restraint

Between September 7 and 9, 2021, internet services were suspended in four districts of Haryana due to ongoing farmers’ protests. The order is not available on the Government websites and does not lay out a factual justification. We wrote to the Haryana government to officially publish all orders.

Hands off our VPNs! #SaveTheInternet

The Standing Committee on Home Affairs recently reiterated its stance that VPNs be permanently blocked. We wrote to the MHA, highlighting why VPNs are important and asking for the committee’s proposal to be put through a public consultation.

Telegraph Act amendments must protect net neutrality #Savetheinternet

Recent news report have said that the Telegraph Act, 1885 will be updated to include net enutrality considerations. In light of this, we have written to the DoT highlighting key issues that still persist and providing our recommendations for addressing these issues.

Improving Internet Access: An Explainer

In this explainer, we delve into the various executive and policy measures taken to expand India's digital infrastructure and improve internet access. We have focused mainly on the National Digital Communications Policy, 2018, since it is is cornerstone of India's digital infrastructure framework.

Thank you TRAI for recommending against internet licensing! #SaveTheInternet

In a victory for internet users the telecom regulator pushed back against some awful proposals by telecom companies to force online service providers for licensing, revenue sharing or breaking their encryption. We have written to the DOT to accept them.

IFF Writes To TRAI Reminding Them That Users Must Be At The Centre of Net Neutrality #SaveTheInternet

On June 29, 2020 IFF has shared a supplementary submission with TRAI on net neutrality monitoring and enforcement. The purpose behind this is to emphasise the importance of focusing on strong implementation and enforcement; and the centrality of public/user participation.

We Write to DoT and TRAI to Improve Internet Access and Protect Net Neutrality During COVID-19 #SaveTheInternet

IFF has written to the DoT and TRAI suggesting that government interventions must look toward overcoming the digital divide, appreciating the importance of the internet and mobile services as an essential utility, and protect net neutrality.

What the Block?! IFF has heard your complaints and is taking action #SaveTheInternet

IFF received multiple complaints of irregular website blocking by ISPs in Bengaluru and Hyderabad. The ISPs, namely ACT and BSNL, said they received directions from the DoT. Since this appears to be a network neutrality violation, IFF has written to the DoT and TRAI to look into it.

IFF's counter comments to TRAI on net neutrality enforcement #SaveTheInternet

IFF submits its counter comments to TRAI's consultation on traffic management practices and a multistakeholder body for net neutrality.

Read our summary of TRAI’s consultation paper on net neutrality enforcement #SaveTheInternet

Read our summary and participate in TRAI's Consultation on Traffic Management Practices (TMPs) and Multi-Stakeholder Body for Net Neutrality by Jan. 31, 2020.