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Net Neutrality: India is a Keybattle Ground
Hardnews talks to Sunil Abraham, the executive director of the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), about the future of the Internet in India. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 20, 2015 07:08 AM — Filed under: ,
Mobilizing Online Consensus: Net Neutrality and the India Subreddit
This essay by Sujeet George is part of the 'Studying Internet in India' series. The author offers a preliminary gesture towards understanding reddit’s usage ... by Sujeet George last modified Sep 27, 2016 04:52 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
The Socratic debate: Whose internet is it anyway?
In the US, President Obama recently spoke out on the seemingly arcane topic of net neutrality. What is more astounding is that the popular satire news show ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Dec 09, 2014 01:35 PM — Filed under: ,
Reply to RTI filed with BSNL regarding Network Neutrality and Throttling
As part of its work on Network Neutrality, the Centre for Internet and Society through Tarun Krishnakumar had filed a Right To Information (RTI) application ... by Tarun Krishnakumar last modified Dec 22, 2014 02:45 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Net Neutrality Resources
Submissions by the Centre for Internet and Society to TRAI and DoT, 2015-2017. by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 22, 2017 09:11 AM — Filed under: , , ,
CIS Submission to TRAI Consultation on Regulatory Framework for Over-the-Top Services
by Pranesh Prakash last modified Mar 25, 2016 05:59 PM — Filed under: , ,
Net neutrality: Debate rages on
A controversy was sparked after Bharti Airtel, the country's largest telecom operator, launched 'Airtel Zero' on Monday that allows companies to offer their ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 02, 2015 08:45 AM — Filed under: ,
People voice their support for net neutrality, say Internet a utility not a luxury
As the campaign and support for net neutrality is picking up, Politicians, celebrities and a cross section of people are voicing their support for it. Net ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 08, 2015 01:56 AM — Filed under: ,
Financial Express hosts #NetNeutralityDebate: ‘Price discrimination can be allowed, but not for the same packet of data’
Trying to cut through the noise on Net Neutrality in India, FICCI in partnership with Financial Express is hosting a panel discussion titled “Decoding Net ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 09, 2015 10:05 AM — Filed under: ,
The Hazards of a Non-neutral Internet
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 ... by Geetha Hariharan last modified May 27, 2015 04:07 PM — Filed under: ,
Definition of Net Neutrality should be flexible: Pranesh Prakash
Critics argue that Facebook’s Internet.org violates the principle of Net Neutrality. by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jun 19, 2015 01:43 AM — Filed under: ,
Clearing Misconceptions: What the DoT Panel Report on Net Neutrality Says (and Doesn't)
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 ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jul 21, 2015 12:36 PM — Filed under: ,
FCC’s plan to repeal net neutrality may not impact India
India is unlikely to be impacted by the US Federal Communications Commission’s plan to repeal net neutrality regulations. by Admin last modified Nov 26, 2017 11:43 AM — Filed under: ,
ବ୍ୟବହାରୀଙ୍କ ପାଇଁ ନିରାପତ୍ତା ଓ ଗୋପନୀୟତାର କୋକୁଆ ଆଣିବ ଫେସବୁକର ଫ୍ରି ବେସିକ୍ସ
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 ... by Subhashish Panigrahi last modified Jan 28, 2016 07:24 AM — Filed under: , , ,
A Megacorp’s Basic Instinct
Bolstered by academia and civil society, TRAI stands its ground against FB’s Free Basics publicity blitz. by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 04, 2016 01:53 PM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
India Sets Strict New Net Neutrality Rules
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 ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 11, 2016 01:53 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Net neutrality advocates hail Trai verdict
Facebook 'disappointed' with the ruling on differential pricing. by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 14, 2016 11:16 AM — Filed under: ,
Trai upholds Net Neutrality in setback to Facebook’s Free Basics
Trai says Internet service providers will not be allowed to discriminate on pricing of data access for different web services. by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 15, 2016 02:01 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Surveillance in India: Policy and Practice
The National Institute of Public Finance and Policy organized a brainstorming session on net neutrality on February 8, 2017 and a public seminar on ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 15, 2017 01:05 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Multiple Aspects Need to be Addressed as the Clamour Grows for Network Neutrality
In the global debate there are four violations of Network Neutrality that are considered particularly egregious. by Sunil Abraham last modified Apr 16, 2015 01:33 PM — Filed under: ,
Marco Civil da Internet: Brazil’s ‘Internet Constitution’
On March 25, 2014, Brazil's lower house of parliament passed bill no. 2126/2011, popularly known as Marco Civil da Internet. The Marco Civil is a charter of ... by Geetha Hariharan last modified Jun 19, 2014 10:38 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Access at the cost of Net neutrality?
In the Net neutrality debate, there is a conflict between two core values: ease of access and neutrality. The ease of access promised by applications like Free ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 09, 2015 01:18 AM — Filed under: ,
CIS's Position on Net Neutrality
As researchers committed to the principle of pluralism we rarely produce institutional positions. This is also because we tend to update our positions based on ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Dec 09, 2015 01:06 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Net Neutrality Advocates Rejoice As TRAI Bans Differential Pricing
India would not see any more Free Basics advertisements on billboards with images of farmers and common people explaining how much they benefited from this ... by Subhashish Panigrahi last modified Feb 23, 2016 02:10 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
‘A Good Day for the Internet Everywhere': India Bans Differential Data Pricing
India distinguished itself as a global leader on network neutrality on February 8, when regulators officially banned “differential pricing”, a process through ... by Subhashish Panigrahi last modified Feb 25, 2016 01:21 AM — Filed under: ,
The Perils and Prospects of Bringing the Next Billion Online
Sunil Abraham is the executive director of the Centre for Internet & Society, Bangalore. In his PDF talk, he explains the fight for net neutrality in India and ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 23, 2015 08:04 AM — Filed under: ,
Indians Plead for #NetNeutrality as Airtel Raises Data Charges
by Subhashish Panigrahi last modified Feb 11, 2015 03:10 PM — Filed under: ,
From net neutrality to IBC & Aadhaar, how Vidhi is framing key government legislation
It's not every day that a 30-something former Oxford academic disrupts the plans of the world's biggest disruptor. by Admin last modified Jan 04, 2018 02:45 PM — Filed under: ,
#NetNeutrality, Data Protection Laws among topics at ITechLaw Conference
The who’s-who of the technology law sector convened at the ITechLaw India International Conference held from January 27-29 in Bangalore. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 30, 2016 09:21 AM — Filed under: ,
Nasscom wants board to protect Net neutrality, regulate pricing
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 ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 31, 2016 09:25 AM — Filed under: ,