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In India, advocates of net neutrality have welcomed new rules by the telecom regulator that have blocked efforts by Facebook to offer free but limited access to the web in the country’s fast growing Internet market.
India’s telecom regulator said Monday that service providers cannot charge discriminatory prices for Internet services, a blow to Facebook’s global effort to provide low-cost Internet to developing countries.
Bolstered by academia and civil society, TRAI stands its ground against FB’s Free Basics publicity blitz.
ALWAR, India — Connecting people to the Internet is not easy in this impoverished farming district of wheat and millet fields, where working camels can be glimpsed along roads that curve through the low-slung Aravalli Hills.
In India, Mark Zuckerberg can’t give Internet access away.
Who could possibly be against free internet access? This is the question that Mark Zuckerberg asks in a piece for the Times of India in which he claims Facebook’s Free Basics service “protects net neutrality”.
The who’s-who of the technology law sector convened at the ITechLaw India International Conference held from January 27-29 in Bangalore.
The Bangalore chapter of Data Privacy Day was organized by Data Security Council of India on January 28, 2016 at Electronic City in Bangalore. Sunil Abraham was a panelist.
Imagine a billion of the world’s poorest gaining overnight access to health information, education, and professional help — for free. Add to this one rich man who wants to make that dream a reality.
The annual Mobile India conference, for which YourStory was the media partner, wrapped up recently in Bengaluru with a startup showcase and a wide range of insights on mobile innovation in India.
COMSNETS in association with Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Digital India, et.al. organized the event in Bangalore from January 5 to 9, 2016. Sunil Abraham participated as a speaker in Session 4: Law, regulation and policy of App Economy.
Vanya Rakesh participated in the event held in Bangalore on December 16, 2015.
Vanya Rakesh participated in this workshop organized by IT for Change on December 4, 2015 in Bangalore.
There is more than what meets the eye in Facebook’s ‘noble mission’ of providing internet for all.
The debate against differential pricing of data services at the cost of net neutrality doesn’t seem to be getting over yet. While internet activists have gone out on streets in Bengaluru and Hyderabad to protest in favour of net neutrality, industry experts believe that differential pricing, when regulated could be tailored for public interest.
On Twitter, there's a whole conversation around Facebook Free Basics and whether zero-rating platforms should be allowed in India. Here's a look at the debate.
The National Association of Software and Services Companies says it should be the regulator that decides on such content, not firms.
When Facebook's co-founder proposed bringing free Web services to India, his stated aim was to help connect millions of impoverished people to unlimited opportunity. Instead, critics have accused him of making a poorly disguised land grab in India's burgeoning Internet sector. The growing backlash could threaten the very premise of Internet.org, his ambitious, two-year-old effort to connect the planet.
The report was published by TV Newsroom on January 1, 2016. Pranesh Prakash gave inputs.
Connectivity to millions in India is main issue