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Anti-Net Neutrality Lobby of Telecom Operators Muster 4 Million Supporters

Millions is not a problem in a country of over one billion and the powerful lobby of anti-net neutrality of Cellular Operators of India was able to muster a strength of 4 million to override the restriction and provide stage-managed search results for free Internet users. COAI is pormising free internet-based communication services like WhatsApp and Skype subject to usage ...

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Net Neutrality: Google vs FaceBook+Microsoft+Airtel?

Imagine the Internet where you are on Facebook, search on Bing.com and get your news from Dainik Bhaskar, India Today, IBNLive and not from Google News opening page. Based on Mozilla Firefox add-on called Zero Internet, will provide free Internet as part of a broad FaceBook strategy to corner Google Search traffic through Internet.Org, where Airtel Zero is the co-habitant. As ...

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Net neutrality in India still a myth, but don’t log off now

By Aparajita Gupta Amid the raging debate globally over net neutrality, which has evoked a strong reaction from stakeholders in India, domain experts feel that an unshackled access to the Internet world isn’t feasible in India yet but attempts must continue for egalitarianism. “Building a net neutral network is technologically not possible to implement. It’s a utopian idea – no ...

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Airtel CEO Responds but Remains Evasive as Ever on ‘Airtel Zero’ and Net Neutrality

After Flipkart’s withdrawal from Airtel Zero amid controversy over Net Neutrality, India’s largest telecom service provider Airtel defended its product on business consideration along with the Prime Minister’s fad for digital connectivity. However, Airtel fails to answer the key objection raised by the advocates of Net Neutrality about not allowing third parties on its Airtel Zero platform. Ironic but the new Internet ...

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Flipkart’s Walkout from Airtel Zero a Misconception, Says Airtel

E-commerce giant Flipkart on Tuesday said it is “walking away” from Airtel Zero as it is committed to “the larger cause of net neutrality” but Bharti Airtel said it also fully supported the concept and there was some “misconception” about its toll-free platform. “We at Flipkart have always strongly believed in the concept of net neutrality, for we exist because ...

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Flipkart Pulls Out of Airtel Zero Amid Net Neutrality Controversy

Finally, Flipkart has realised that it cannot single out its existence in Indian Internet revolution distancing from the Net Neutrality that is avowedly championed across the world against the moves of the biggies to restrain little players. Coming under severe criticism and animosity on the social media for its partnership with Airtel Zero that violates Net Neutrality, India’s largest e-retailer ...

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