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World Bank opposes Free Basics, says its a distortion of markets

Indian demonstrators of Free Software Movement Karnataka hold placards during a protest against Facebook’s Free Basics initiative, in Bangalore. (AFP Photo) Mark Zuckerberg’s Free Basics, the service that offers limited free access to certain sites and services on the internet that has run into trouble with Indian authorities, has picked …

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TRAI received 80% replies on net neutrality from Facebook

Judgement day is approaching for the fate of net neutrality in India. As Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) gears up to frame the net neutrality rules, telecom operators have favoured differential pricing for data services. Nearly 80% replies to the regulator’s consultation process follow the Facebook ‘templates’ for its …

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Facebook resorts to email campaign to gather support for Free Basics

After Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRAI) asked Facebook Free Basics supporters to send in specific responses to the net neutrality consultation paper, the social network has started an email campaign to gather support. The plea is that TRAI’s net neutrality rules should not “end up depriving people of the opportunity to …

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