Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Facebook's "Free Basics" would violate India's network neutrality laws


I spoke too soon Tuesday, that not a lot was going on in the network neutrality world.  It seems that Facebook and Mark Zuckberberg were dealt a “setback” because the “Free Basics” service in India would violate that country’s network neutrality laws.  Jim Kerstetter explains here in the New York Times.
 
But it’s hard to see how you can supply Internet communications to low income populations overseas (a very laudable philanthropic goal) without violating it.  So it is with the idea that "It's free".

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