Centre for Internet & Society

Response to TRAI Consultation Paper on Broadband Connectivity and Speed

by Shyam Ponappa

CIS comments on Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s Consultation Paper on Roadmap to Promote Broadband Connectivity and Enhanced Broadband Speed

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Unlock = Open, not Choked!

by Shyam Ponappa

Don't let a virus stall initiatives and weaken the economy.

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Kick-start the economy with cash flow

by Shyam Ponappa

Pay government dues and enable high-speed connectivity

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High priced restrictive entry, distorted regulations make India's telecom sector unattractive

by Rekha Jain

In the wake of COVID-19, the PM has emphasized the opportunity to attract FDI by transforming the business environment and urged policy makers to ease the way business is done.

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What BharatNet can learn from the rural-roads scheme: involve states, local bodies, private sector

by Rekha Jain

BharatNet appears to be foundering. It has a top-down approach with little involvement of the states, implementing agencies, or vendors. In contrast, PMGSY, considered a success, works in a bottom-up manner. Its implementation mechanism involves a dedicated agency from the user ministry, PWD, rural-road development agencies, gram panchayats, private operators, etc.

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Why India functions the way it does

by Shyam Ponappa

Ever wondered who gains from the way we work?

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Save telecom with a reprise of NTP-99

by Shyam Ponappa

Radical steps are needed to fix the telecom crisis

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The Telecom Crisis is an NPA Problem

by Shyam Ponappa

After interim relief for telecom, structural reforms must follow.

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Traffic Rules, Mindset and On-Time Payments

by Shyam Ponappa

There's no alternative to following the rules and working together with discipline for our common interests.

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