Internet industry wants new govt to boost digital culture

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bangalore
  • Updated: May 14, 2014 23:56 IST

India’s Internet industry wants the new government taking power after elections to boost public wi-fi points, encourage sharing of spectrum and easier investments in e-commerce to promote digital services and culture.

The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) has come out with a 100-day Internet agenda for the new government.The six point-agenda has called for a review of the Information Technology Act and the Copyright Act so as to allow citizens to express their opinions without fear of harassment, help web developers to innovate and ensure conducive environment to conduct business.

IAMAI wants the new government to create 100% ‘meaningful’ Internet access in urban areas by removing hurdles in the large public wi-fi projects and promoting new technologies such as dynamic and shared spectrum through amendments in the telecom policy.

The new government should remove roadblocks in allowing greater investments in e-commerce and should create a favourable environment for angel investors and venture capitalists to invest in Internet startups, said the agenda.

IAMAI has urged the new government to make India a hub of global data flows and processing. “Provide incentives to mobile app technology development and digital finance, while ensuring regulations are not holding back the growth of these industries in India,” said the release.

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