Net Neutrality, a concept that has been highly debated in the US, has caught fire in India only recently. In plain English – Net Neutrality means that all internet data traffic is treated equally – just like electricity. We pay for electricity based on units consumed and we can use it for any device. Similarly Internet access should have a simple pricing structure – cost per unit of data (Kb, Mb, or Gb) and should be treated as a utility.
What if there is no law or regulation for Net Neutrality? Crazy things will start happening. Recently Airtel wanted to charge separately for free VOIP services.
It is as crazy as the electricity company saying that you have to pay extra for electricity if you use Sony TVs instead of Samsung TVs at home. In such an imaginary case, the electricity company can take bribe from Samsung for promoting them. Such things are not possible with electricity. But with Internet, such things are possible.