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Dec 18, 2017
Ravi Shankar Prasad says he denied Facebook permission for Free Basics; bats for non-discriminatory internet accessTRAI had issued a regulation in Feb 2016 on discriminatory pricing over Internet access which led to the ban of platforms like Free Basics and Airtel Zero.
Dec 16, 2017
Net neutrality: Right to non-discriminatory internet access is not negotiable, says Ravi Shankar PrasadRavi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said he had denied permission to Facebook's Free Basics platform when he was handling a portfolio of the communications ministry.
Nov 29, 2017
Net Neutrality crossroads: Here's why India’s policy process has important lessons for the USThe debate on net neutrality is hence primarily about what kind of Internet can nurture a fair society.
Nov 24, 2017
Citizen's right to access internet is non-negotiable and no companies will be allowed to restrict that, says Ravi Shankar PrasadSpeaking at the Global Conference on Cyberspace Security, he said the government did not allow social networking giant Facebook's Free Basics programme because it offered access to select Internet services
Aug 30, 2017
TRAI expected to issue recommendations on net neutrality regulations in a monthThe telecom operators and internet content providers have been at loggerheads over the issue of net neutrality.
Jun 04, 2017
Centre is planning to reinforce IT law to curb cyber crimes, says Ravi Shankar PrasadUnion minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday said the Centre was mulling "further reinforcement" in the IT law to prevent cyber crimes including, posting and sharing of videos containing sexually abusive material.
May 05, 2017
Facebook Express Wi-Fi vs Free Basics: The key differences between these two initiativesExpress Wi-Fi, is pure business and it is Facebook's idea to allow more users in "underserved locations" to hop online.
Feb 10, 2017
Facebook Lite reaches 200 million users worldwide, and it’s a lot better than Free BasicsEven with a narrowed down access point, Facebook Lite presents a fairly neutral picture of the internet at a fraction of the cost.
Feb 09, 2017
Like Facebook and Google, China's UCWeb is looking to offer free internet in IndiaUCWeb, a subsidiary of China’s Alibaba group, is looking to make inroads in India by offering subsidised or even free internet access to Indians.
Nov 28, 2016
Facebook tests Express Wi-Fi: Zuckerberg's possible attempt at rebranding Free BasicsFacebook is currently testing a new internet infrastructure "Express Wi-Fi" in partnership with BSNL in rural areas to provide 'affordable' internet to people who don't have access to the cheap internet or in some cases, no internet at all.