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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: ,
Zuckerberg's Plan Spurned as India Backs Full Net Neutrality
Facebook Inc.’s plans for expansion in India have suffered a major setback. by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 15, 2016 02:18 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Facebook’s Free Basics hits snag in India
Indian regulators have dealt a major blow to Facebook’s controversial Free Basics online access plan by forbidding so-called differential pricing by internet ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 15, 2016 02:33 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Internet Freedom
The modern medium of the web is an open-sourced, democratic world in which equality is an ideal, which is why what is most important is Internet freedom. by Sunil Abraham and Vidushi Marda last modified Feb 15, 2016 02:51 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Collection of Net Neutrality Definitions
As part of CIS's inquiry into 'Network Neutrality' in the developing world, we have collected a set of definitions of the term from different sources. The ... by Tarun Krishnakumar last modified Feb 09, 2015 01:33 PM — Filed under: ,
TRAI-ing Times: The Story So Far
24th December, 2014 marked a pivotal moment in the Indian experience with network neutrality. On this date, one of India’s largest telecom players, Bharti ... by Tarun Krishnakumar last modified Mar 30, 2015 01:32 PM — Filed under: ,
Freedom struggle 2.0
In the face of the debate on net neutrality, here is a look at the consequences of not having a free, equal, and private internet. by Pranesh Prakash last modified Apr 27, 2015 01:23 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 Pranesh Prakash last modified Apr 27, 2015 02:18 AM — Filed under: ,
Meeting on Net Neutrality and Related Issues
A meeting was convened by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India on July 15, 2016 in New Delhi to discuss Net Neutrality and related issues. Sunil Abraham ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 02, 2016 03:56 PM — Filed under: ,
Responses to Trai’s consultation paper on free data contain some good suggestions
Trai has announced that it will come up with a final consultation paper on ‘Free Data’, and also a pre-consultation paper on Net Neutrality by the end of this ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 17, 2016 03:05 AM — Filed under: , ,
TRAI Consultation on Differential Pricing for Data Services - Post-Open House Discussion Submission
The Centre for Internet and Society sent this submission to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) following the Open House Discussion on ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Mar 30, 2016 01:13 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Net neutrality: Trai receives over 2 lakh mails
The idea of an open internet can bring together not just worried netizens but politicians of all hues. by Prasad Krishna last modified May 08, 2015 02:11 AM — Filed under: , ,
Net neutrality debate rages
While Airtel has put out a statement on the pull out by Flipkart, other operators are playing a cautious game. by Prasad Krishna last modified May 08, 2015 02:45 PM — Filed under: ,
Net Neutrality: The argument continues
Opposing camps pitch their views on what zero rating and differential access to the internet would mean in India. by Prasad Krishna last modified May 09, 2015 11:35 AM — Filed under: ,
Net Neutrality, Free Speech and the Indian Constitution – III: Conceptions of Free Speech and Democracy
In this 3 part series, Gautam Bhatia explores the concept of net neutrality in the context of Indian law and the Indian Constitution. by Gautam Bhatia last modified May 27, 2014 10:21 AM — Filed under: , ,
Facebook Shares 10 Key Facts about Free Basics. Here's What's Wrong with All 10 of Them.
Shweta Sengar of Catch News spoke to Sunil Abraham about the recent advertisement by Facebook titled "What Net Neutrality Activists won't Tell You or, the Top ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Dec 25, 2015 02:59 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
The Free Basics debate: Trai has a point in imposing temporary ban on net neutrality
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 ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Dec 25, 2015 02:58 PM — Filed under: , ,
India’s net neutrality debate is unique and complex
Connectivity to millions in India is main issue by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 30, 2015 04:38 PM — Filed under: , ,
Free Basics: Negating net parity
Researchers funded by Facebook were apparently told by 92 per cent of Indians they surveyed from large cities, with Internet connection and college degree, ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Jan 03, 2016 05:58 AM — Filed under: , ,
Will India win net neutrality battle?
There is more than what meets the eye in Facebook’s ‘noble mission’ of providing internet for all. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 11, 2016 02:28 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
CDT Provides Answers to Questions on Internet Neutrality
Pranesh Prakash of CIS asked David Sohn of CDT a few pointed questions on the emerging hot topic of 'Internet neutrality', and received very useful responses. ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jun 04, 2012 05:56 AM — Filed under: ,
Indian activists slam FCC decision to ditch net neutrality
Indian net neutrality activists are assured the ongoing net neutrality tussle in the US will have no impact on India. by Admin last modified Dec 18, 2017 03:27 PM — Filed under: ,
Why you should keep a close eye on the net neutrality debate in the US
As the United State's FCC Chairman Ajit Pai gears up to repeal the net neutrality laws put in place in 2015, India should sit up and take note. by Admin last modified Jan 18, 2018 02:50 PM — Filed under: ,
Regulatory Perspectives on Net Neutrality
In this paper Pranesh Prakash gives an overview on why India needs to put in place net neutrality regulations, and the form that those regulations must take to ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jul 18, 2015 02:46 AM — Filed under: , , ,
CIS Submission to TRAI Consultation on Free Data
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) held a consultation on Free Data, for which CIS sent in the following comments. by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jul 01, 2016 04:04 PM — Filed under: , , , , , ,