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Net neutrality advocates hail Trai verdict
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 14, 2016 — filed under: ,
Facebook 'disappointed' with the ruling on differential pricing.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
India Sets Strict New Net Neutrality Rules
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 11, 2016 — filed under: , , , , ,
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.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
A Megacorp’s Basic Instinct
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 04, 2016 — filed under: , , , , , ,
Bolstered by academia and civil society, TRAI stands its ground against FB’s Free Basics publicity blitz.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
#NetNeutrality, Data Protection Laws among topics at ITechLaw Conference
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 30, 2016 — filed under: ,
The who’s-who of the technology law sector convened at the ITechLaw India International Conference held from January 27-29 in Bangalore.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry ବ୍ୟବହାରୀଙ୍କ ପାଇଁ ନିରାପତ୍ତା ଓ ଗୋପନୀୟତାର କୋକୁଆ ଆଣିବ ଫେସବୁକର ଫ୍ରି ବେସିକ୍ସ
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Jan 27, 2016 last modified Jan 28, 2016 07:24 AM — filed under: , , ,
This opinion piece in Odia on Facebook's Free Basics App was published in Your Story. The post highlights several user security and privacy that Free Basics is violating apart from violating net neutrality. It also brings the parallel of Airtel Zero and Free Basics with the Grameenphone project by Mozilla in Bangladesh and the worldwide Wikipedia Zero projects.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Will India win net neutrality battle?
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 11, 2016 — filed under: , , , ,
There is more than what meets the eye in Facebook’s ‘noble mission’ of providing internet for all.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Nasscom wants board to protect Net neutrality, regulate pricing
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 07, 2016 last modified Jan 31, 2016 09:25 AM — filed under: ,
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.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Free Basics: Negating net parity
by Sunil Abraham published Jan 03, 2016 — filed under: , ,
Researchers funded by Facebook were apparently told by 92 per cent of Indians they surveyed from large cities, with Internet connection and college degree, that the Internet “is a human right and that Free Basics can help bring Internet to all of India.” What a strange way to frame the question given that the Internet is not a human right in most jurisdictions.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
India’s net neutrality debate is unique and complex
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 30, 2015 — filed under: , ,
Connectivity to millions in India is main issue
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry The Free Basics debate: Trai has a point in imposing temporary ban on net neutrality
by Sunil Abraham published Dec 25, 2015 — filed under: , ,
The argument against net neutrality in India is simple. Regulation cannot be based on dogma – evidence of harm must be provided before you can advocate for rules for ISPs and telecom operators.
Located in Telecom / Blog