Seo’s plans to make internet free to all Indians are being eyed with scepticism from the Opposition, with a government that has long insisted it will not allow internet to be controlled by any company.
In a blog post published on Thursday, Seo, the company which manages internet services for India, said it will launch an online portal where its users can upload videos and images of the upcoming free internet.
“We have made it a priority to open an online service portal where our users can download, upload and share videos, images, music, video clips and apps.
This portal will enable all our users to download and upload videos, photos, music and audio files,” it said in the post.
Seo is not the only company to launch such a portal.
The Tata group-owned Indian arm of the multinational Tata group has said it would offer free access to video and audio content in the coming months.
Seotech, an online video streaming platform, has already launched its own online portal for users in the US and Europe.
Its founders have said the portal would be open for everyone in India, where most Indians live.
The government has said the government will not permit any company to control internet access.
“We will not tolerate any company that has the power to control the internet.
It is our policy to ensure that every citizen has access to the Internet and internet services,” Communications Minister Kapil Sibal said last week.
Seodas plan to offer the portal will be open to all customers, including those who do not have Internet access.
The government has told all telecom operators to provide access to Internet for everyone.
The plan is also expected to help the company reduce costs of its internet service.
The portal will also be available for people who do have access to a mobile phone, which will be the most common means of accessing internet in India.
The ministry also said that free internet services will be available from the start of March.
Seo will provide the portal free of charge, with no charges for data plans, the ministry said.