Tag "Net Neutrality"

RIP Internet! The FCC decides to repeal Net Neutrality rules in the US

By : CIOL Writers

The concept of the open and free internet is dead- as of now. In a historic judgment, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved to remove the older net neutrality rules that prohibited broadband providers from blocking or throttling websites

Mark Zuckerberg, can you address these queries on net neutrality?

MUMBAI, INDIA: A couple of days after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke about Net neutrality and vouched his commitment toward the cause, volunteers of savetheinternet.in an open letter, have raised questions over the Internet.org platform. During his town hall address

Airtel Zero rating will harm online content: IAMAI

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Plans like Airtel Zero will harm online content and allow telcos to regulate Web services, remarked Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) on the draft report by DoT panel on net neutrality. IAMAI alleged that zero

Flipkart does not follow anti-competitive practices: CCI Member

MUMBAI, INDIA: A comment from the Competition Commission of India (CCI) executive yesterday has come has a sigh of relief for the e-tailers who have been pushed and shoved from many quarters. Asked to comment on the constant truffle between the

Who is saying what on Net Neutrality?

MUMBAI, INDIA: The recommendation by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) committee to regulate only domestic Internet-based calls will lead to breach of privacy and will be tough to monitor compliance, Nasscom has said. “The recommendation will amount to breach of

WhatsApp, Viber, Facebook Messenger services not under purview of Net Neutrality

MUMBAI, INDIA: The Department of Telecommunications, which released its report on Net Neutrality, said that it was not in favor of regulating OTT messaging apps. The Net Neutrality Committee report clearly states that OTT services like WhatsApp, Viber, Facebook Messenger should

TRAI, I don’t want you to display my email id

NEW DELHI, INDIA: We will keep your email ids private, but you should mention ‘Do not display my id’ if you want your Net Neutrality emails to remain private, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has said. The regulator

GoI is the final authority on Net Neutrality

MUMBAI, INDIA: The Government of India and not the Telecom Authority of India, will take a final decision on Net Neutrality. The statement was made by Ravi Shankar Prasad, Telecom Minister, during the calling attention motion on Net Neutrality in the

Facebook opens Internet.org for developers to integrate services

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Facebook has announced details of the next step in its Internet.org plans  by opening the Internet.org to developers or third-parties. “Today, we are introducing the Internet.org Platform, an open program for developers to easily create services that integrate

Inclusion or exclusion in Digital India, Net Neutrality will be the pathway

Sridhar K The essence of net neutrality lies in money, and access. Currently, anyone who has an internet connection can search,visit sites on the net and the ISP will charge the user for each byte they use as per the

TRAI: What were you thinking?

BANGALORE, INDIA: What were you thinking Telecom Regulatory Authority of India while publishing over 10 lakh email ids on your website? Being transparent does not mean you act dumb. The move only reflects recklessness. The debate that has been going on

Is Anonymous India right in hacking the TRAI website?

MUMBAI, INDIA: Moments after the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) released the email ids of people who responded to its consultation paper on Net Neutrality, it paid a heavy price for the wrong doing. The TRAI website crashed after

A Million and counting. The number of emails TRAI’s received for Net Neutrality


MUMBAI, INDIA: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has received one million emails in support of Net Neutrality. The number of emails will further rise as the last day to vote for the campaign is today. Incidentally, this also makes

Suo moto, CCI steps in to resolve the Net Neutrality war

MUMBAI, INDIA: Taking cognizance of the debates and the subsequent furore over Net Neutrality, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) has decided to step in. Taking suo-moto action, the commission has asked the telecom companies to present their case, in a

What if Net Neutrality Opponents are right?

Pratima H INDIA: Voltaire said something that sounds very profound on a normal day, but somehow

Exponentially growing start-ups have become digital suckers

MUMBAI, INDIA: While the debate on Net Neutrality has taken an unprecedented high, let us try and

COAI seeks Net Equality amidst the Net Neutrality debate

MUMBAI, INDIA: Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has pushed for an informed debate on Net Neutrality.

A look at issues plaguing Net Neutrality

MUMBAI, INDIA: Share a picture you took in the restaurant last night? WhatsApp! Had a video

Indian Parliament stands by Net Neutrality

DELHI, INDIA: Following rigorous protests by angry netizens and articles by activists, the Parliamentary Standing Committee

What does Mark Zuckerberg think about Net Neutrality?

MUMBAI, INDIA: Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook has issued statements extending his support for Net Neutrality. Responding to