Debate over Net Neutrality Ends

By : |February 20, 2016 0

When the non-violent fight started last year in February between Mark Zuckerberg’s Free Basics [which was initially named as] and the Net Neutrality activists, India witnessed one of its most productive Public debate which was wary.

On 9th February, in a press conference, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has issued the ‘Prohibition of Discriminatory Tariffs for Data Services Regulations, 2016’ that supports net neutrality.

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India ultimately said in its ruling that no service provider can “offer or charge discriminatory tariffs for data services on the basis of content.” In effect, regulators are banning “zero-rating,” the practice of exempting some Internet-usage from the data cap that covers other services. Regulators say that by working with telecom companies to make some services free, and not others, Facebook’s Free Basics unfairly helps some Internet services while disadvantaging others.

Facebook offers Free Basics, which provides lightweight versions of the originals that load quickly and perform well on less robust 2G and 3G networks. It’s available in 36 countries, and Facebook claims it has brought the Internet to more than 19 million people who wouldn’t otherwise have been able to afford access.

In December, when Indian regulators issued a temporary ban on the service, Mark Zuckerberg said “This isn’t about Facebook’s commercial interests—there aren’t even any ads in the version of Facebook in Free Basics,” he wrote. “If people lose access to free basic services, they will simply lose access to the opportunities offered by the Internet today.”

Despite his enormous effort on linking the distinct people in India, with today’s ruling, it is clear that his opinion did not bend the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.

But here we would like to tell you that, social Media’s take on TRAI’s ruling is more interesting than the debate, scroll down to check some of the most interesting meme’s

Wish we had many more dislike buttons


I really tried, but…

Free basics


Actually, we took a lot of time to understand this basics!




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