New Delhi, Mar 21: Communications and IT Minister Kapil Sibal on Thursday assured that the government is committed to the freedom of internet users.
Speaking at Google’s Big Tent Activate Summit here, Sibal said: “There should be no doubt that we are wedded to the freedom of expression.”
Underlining the power of the internet as a most inclusive medium, as there are no borders on the net, he stated we must move slowly but surely towards making internet the equinet.
Sibal underlined the three important points for making the internet a truly empowering, transformational and inclusive force.
He said that from the point of view of the State, we must have an enabling framework-rules and regulations must not come in the way of the growth of the net. Secondly, he said, networks in terms of fibre-optics and also wireless must be developed to facilitate access to the net.
Thirdly, he said, that affordabe access devices are needed for a true inclusive transformational internet revolution.
Sibal also said that it will be truly transformative, if through the internet, we can reach people in their traditional languages. (ANI)