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Net neutrality: Facebook shuts Free Basics programme in India

facebook PrivacyNew Delhi : In a boost to net neutrality, Facebook has decided to shut down its controversial ‘Free Basics’ programme in India, following telecom regulator Trai’s decision to bar operators [...]

February 11th, 2016 | Posted in Business,Highlights,Topnews | Read More »

Rahul Gandhi attacks govt over net neutrality issue

Rahul GandhiNew Delhi :  Rahul Gandhi today accused the government of delaying a decision on the issue of net neutrality on “pretext” of repeated discussions and took a dig at Prime [...]

January 31st, 2016 | Posted in Highlights,Nation,Topnews | Read More »

Consultation paper issued is not on net neutrality: Trai

Internet-1  New Delhi : Telecom regulator Trai today said the consultation paper it has issued this week is not on net neutrality but seeks views of stakeholders on a specific [...]

December 11th, 2015 | Posted in Business,Highlights | Read More »

Don’t halt programmes that help connect people: Facebook

FacebookNew Delhi : Defending its ‘Free Basics’ initiative, Facebook today said programmes that help people connect should not be halted or limited. The reaction of Facebook comes against the backdrop [...]

December 10th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Zuckerberg affirms net neutrality but backs zero-rating plans

Mark Zuckerberg at IIT DelhiNew Delhi :  Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg today said his company is committed to net neutrality but supported zero-rating plans which have been criticised by many as violative of the [...]

October 28th, 2015 | Posted in Sci-Tech | Read More »

Facebook retools, rebrands Internet.org as Free Basics

FacebookNew York : Social networking giant Facebook is rebranding its Internet.org programme, which was in the midst of a controversy over alleged violation of Net neutrality, to ‘Free Basics’. Armed [...]

September 25th, 2015 | Posted in Business,Highlights,Topnews | Read More »

Regulate Internet calls, disallow Internet.org-like app: DoT

Whatsapp-FBNew Delhi: A government panel on Net neutrality has proposed to regulate domestic calls made using Internet-based calling applications such as Skype, Whatsapp and Viber at par with phone call [...]

July 16th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Airtel Zero, internet.org defeat net neutrality concept: MTNL

MTNLNew Delhi: State-run MTNL has said Bharti Airtel’s ‘zero rating plan’ and RCom’s ‘internet.org’ scheme defeat the basic concept of net neutrality and such pacts should not be allowed as [...]

May 17th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Net Neutrality: Internet.org opens platform for developers

facebookNew Delhi:  Finding itself on the wrong side of Net Neutrality debate, Facebook today made its Internet.org platform open to all content and application developers who meet “certain guidelines”. However, [...]

May 4th, 2015 | Posted in Nation | Read More »

Congress protest on net neutrality, asks Centre to stop TRAI move

congress logoNew Delhi: Stepping up offensive on the net neutrality issue, Congress today staged a protest here alleging that the move by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) was against public [...]

April 24th, 2015 | Posted in Highlights,Nation,Topnews | Read More »