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Blog Entry The Hazards of a Non-neutral Internet
by Geetha Hariharan published Apr 18, 2015 last modified May 27, 2015 04:07 PM — filed under: ,
Spurred by recent events, India’s policy circles are dancing to the complex tunes of net neutrality. Airtel came under fire for pricing calls made over the Internet differentially; it has since withdrawn this plan. Airtel and Reliance Communications are caught in the storm as Airtel Zero and Internet.org, the Facebook-spearheaded product for low-cost Internet access, face stiff criticism for violating net neutrality. Companies like Flipkart, which earlier supported these products, have stepped back and are throwing their weight behind net neutrality. The Department of Telecommunications has set up a six-member panel to consult on net neutrality.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Definition of Net Neutrality should be flexible: Pranesh Prakash
by Pranesh Prakash published May 10, 2015 last modified Jun 19, 2015 01:43 AM — filed under: ,
Critics argue that Facebook’s Internet.org violates the principle of Net Neutrality.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Clearing Misconceptions: What the DoT Panel Report on Net Neutrality Says (and Doesn't)
by Pranesh Prakash published Jul 21, 2015 last modified Jul 21, 2015 12:36 PM — filed under: ,
There have been many misconceptions about what the DoT Panel Report on Net Neutrality says: the most popular ones being that they have recommended higher charges for services like WhatsApp and Viber, and that the report is an anti-Net neutrality report masquerading as a pro-Net neutrality report. Pranesh Prakash clears up these and other incorrect notions about the report in this brief analysis.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
FCC’s plan to repeal net neutrality may not impact India
by Admin published Nov 26, 2017 — filed under: ,
India is unlikely to be impacted by the US Federal Communications Commission’s plan to repeal net neutrality regulations.
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
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
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
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
Trai upholds Net Neutrality in setback to Facebook’s Free Basics
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 15, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
Trai says Internet service providers will not be allowed to discriminate on pricing of data access for different web services.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Surveillance in India: Policy and Practice
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 13, 2017 last modified Mar 15, 2017 01:05 AM — filed under: , , ,
The National Institute of Public Finance and Policy organized a brainstorming session on net neutrality on February 8, 2017 and a public seminar on surveillance in India the following day on February 9, 2017 in New Delhi. Pranesh Prakash gave a talk.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media