‘Net neutrality’ issue, to surface in Parliamentary committee meet


New Delhi: A Parliamentary Committee will discuss the controversial issue of net neutrality on Thursday at a meeting where officials of telecom companies like Airtel, Vodafone and Idea are expected to present their views.

The Standing Committee of Parliament will examine the issue over which there has been an uproar for some time, with even MPs voicing concern in Parliament during the just-concluded Budget session.

During the meeting on Thursday, officials of Airtel, Vodafone and Idea are expected to make their views known on the issue that triggered a row after a consultation paper floated by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) in April suggested that net neutrality could end, sources said.