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Free internet access should be declared a human right despite who pays the bill
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Free internet access should be declared a human right despite who pays the bill

Internet access for all citizens should be free — unmonitored, uncensored, and uninterrupted.

Washington DC becomes the first US state to set its own net neutrality rules after FCC repealed the Obama-era ruling
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Washington DC becomes the first US state to set its own net neutrality rules after FCC repealed the Obama-era ruling

While several states introduced similar measures this year seeking to protect net neutrality, so far only Oregon and Washington have passed legislation

Over 200 businesses write to FCC to reconsider its plan to rollback net neutrality rules
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Over 200 businesses write to FCC to reconsider its plan to rollback net neutrality rules

Without net neutrality rules, online businesses may be stymied by internet providers that prioritise their own interests.

Sri Lanka to set up 100 WiFi zones in Colombo as an initial step to provide free countrywide internet
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Sri Lanka to set up 100 WiFi zones in Colombo as an initial step to provide free countrywide internet

Sri Lanka will soon launch 100 WiFi zones in its capital as an initial step to provide free internet throughout the country.

Like Facebook and Google, China's UCWeb is looking to offer free internet in India
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Like Facebook and Google, China's UCWeb is looking to offer free internet in India

UCWeb, a subsidiary of China’s Alibaba group, is looking to make inroads in India by offering subsidised or even free internet access to Indians.

Bihar CM asks students to use free Wi-Fi to download books and not movies
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Bihar CM asks students to use free Wi-Fi to download books and not movies

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday advised youths, particularly students, to use free Wi-Fi facility to download books instead of movies.

Paytm launches payment method for people without internet
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Paytm launches payment method for people without internet

Paytm has announced the launch of a new toll-free number 180018001234 to help customers use Paytm without the internet connection. This is particularly important for the times when internet connectivity is patchy, and continued disconnections would stop you from using Paytm app.

Donald Trump is proof that a free, uncensored internet isn't always the best internet
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Donald Trump is proof that a free, uncensored internet isn't always the best internet

Have you ever tried browsing Facebook or YouTube in incognito mode? You’ll see a different world out there.

Facebook working with Indian govt to explore alternatives to its controversial Free Basics program
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Facebook working with Indian govt to explore alternatives to its controversial Free Basics program

Social networking website Facebook is cooperating with the Indian government to "explore alternatives" to its controversial 'Free Basics' programme, which had to be shut down following the TRAI's move to bar operators from charging different rates for Internet access based on content.

T-Mobile network hacked by 17-year old to access unlimited data
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T-Mobile network hacked by 17-year old to access unlimited data

The teenager found that the Speedtest app still worked even though the device’s pre-paid period had expired. After tinkering with the Speedtest on both the mobile device and his Macbook while using mitmproxy, he realized that all the data hosted to test internet speeds contained “/speedtest” in the URL.

Free Internet Services are the next battle for EU telecom regulators
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Free Internet Services are the next battle for EU telecom regulators

Exempting some online applications, such as Facebook, from consumers' monthly data caps and treating them as free is seen as the next front in a battle over how telecoms operators can manage the traffic on their networks as regulators prepare to enforce Europe's first-ever "net neutrality" rules.

TRAI mulls free internet service within net neutrality framework
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TRAI mulls free internet service within net neutrality framework

Telecom regulator TRAI proposed exploring models to give consumers free Internet service within the Net neutrality framework, months after barring platforms like Facebooks Free Basics and Airtel Zero under its differential pricing rule.

Trai mulls free internet service for under-connected consumers
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Trai mulls free internet service for under-connected consumers

The model should facilitate the un-connected and under-connected consumer to become better connected and should not allow any telecom service providers (TSPs) or large company playing a gatekeeper or biased role

Free Internet: Here is what Facebook could learn from Google
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Free Internet: Here is what Facebook could learn from Google

As Mumbai Central railway station gears up to be the first city to receive free Wi-Fi thanks to Google, it reminds us of the journey we need travel towards better connectivity across the nation.

Facebook Free Basics: Nothing Free or Basic in this bargain of Privacy
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Facebook Free Basics: Nothing Free or Basic in this bargain of Privacy

If you are already sick of the ongoing debate on Free Basics, Network Neutrality, I apologise but it’s inevitable when a giant North-American data miner decides to turn a serious issue into a joke and fool Indians by cranking up its PR machinery.

Free Basics: Nandan Nilekani’s formula is wrong; the state must stay clear of offering internet sops
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Free Basics: Nandan Nilekani’s formula is wrong; the state must stay clear of offering internet sops

There may be much to be cynical about Facebook's Free Basics and its ambition, but then it is a corporation whose sole motive, in all probability, is profit making.

Facebook fights back for free internet in India
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Facebook fights back for free internet in India

The Indian government has ordered Facebook's Free Basics plan on hold while it decides what to do.

Free Basics: No one has excelled in life by wasting time on Facebook
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Free Basics: No one has excelled in life by wasting time on Facebook

We’d rather prefer it if Facebook was upfront of the ‘need to help’ the unfortunate

Facebook wants you to act now and save the 'free' internet; but so do the activists!
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Facebook wants you to act now and save the 'free' internet; but so do the activists!

Many of us woke up today to notifications on our Facebook timeline where our friends showed their support for the free internet. In India, free means a lot.

Aircel to offer free basic internet to its subscribers within a year
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Aircel to offer free basic internet to its subscribers within a year

Aircel subscribers can expect to access basic free Internet in a year as part of the telecom operator strategy to push mobile Internet usage.