Net Neutrality

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Key takeaways from India's new telecom policy

13 Jul 2018

Key takeaways from India's new telecom policy

On Wednesday, the Telecom Commission - the highest decision-making body of the Department of Telecom - approved, in totality, the recommendations made by the Telecom Authority of India (TRAI) on the National Digital Communications Policy 2018.

India approves "world's strongest net neutrality rules"

12 Jul 2018

India approves "world's strongest net neutrality rules"

In a big win for access to information, the Indian government has accepted recommendations to enforce one of the strongest net neutrality protections in the world.

RIP free internet: Net neutrality officially repealed in the US

12 Jun 2018

RIP free internet: Net neutrality officially repealed in the US

The end of the free, unbiased internet in the US is officially here.

Facebook's Express Wi-Fi app allows paid internet access

17 Mar 2018

Facebook's Express Wi-Fi app allows paid internet access

Facebook has launched an Android app for its Express Wi-Fi service that allows people in developing countries to pay for using its Wi-Fi.

Internet Association joins battle to protect net neutrality

08 Jan 2018

Internet Association joins battle to protect net neutrality

Internet Association, the lobbying group that represents Amazon, Facebook, Google, Netflix, Twitter and several other technology companies, is joining the legal battle against the US government to protect net neutrality.

US regulator repeals Obama-era net neutrality rules, amid widespread criticism

15 Dec 2017

US regulator repeals Obama-era net neutrality rules, amid widespread criticism

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted 3-2 in favor of dismantling net neutrality.

TRAI backs net neutrality: Know what all it has recommended

28 Nov 2017

TRAI backs net neutrality: Know what all it has recommended

As the net neutrality debate gains steam in the US, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued its recommendations on the matter here.

Why do Americans hate this Indian in Trump's administration?

24 Nov 2017

Why do Americans hate this Indian in Trump's administration?

Ajit Pai, President Donald Trump's Indian-origin Chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), is at the center of a controversy after proposing an end to net neutrality.

Telcos are violating net neutrality, say content creators

31 Aug 2017

Telcos are violating net neutrality, say content creators

Content firms have said that the demand for a revenue-sharing model by the telcos like Airtel, Telenor and Reliance Communications, was "unfair and unreasonable" and went against the foundations of net neutrality.

JioPhone may go against net neutrality principles, say analysts

25 Jul 2017

JioPhone may go against net neutrality principles, say analysts

Reliance Jio, after disrupting the telecom industry, is taking on smartphone makers with its 4G handset.

Internet websites, organizations will unite to protect net neutrality

13 Jul 2017

Internet websites, organizations will unite to protect net neutrality

Internet giants are coming together to protest against rolling back of the rules safeguarding "net neutrality."

US FCC votes to get rid of net neutrality

20 May 2017

US FCC votes to get rid of net neutrality

In the first step towards removing net neutrality, the US Federal Communications Commission voted to end the rules that came into force in 2015.

Top US regulator considering rolling back net neutrality

27 Apr 2017

Top US regulator considering rolling back net neutrality

Less than a month after the US allowed internet service providers to release data without consumers' consent, Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai has suggested rolling back net neutrality.

Reliance Jio responds to TRAI net neutrality queries

19 Apr 2017

Reliance Jio responds to TRAI net neutrality queries

Indian Telecom regulator TRAI is currently mulling on what should be the exact status of net neutrality in India.

Netflix opens up a dialogue on Indian net neutrality debate

18 Apr 2017

Netflix opens up a dialogue on Indian net neutrality debate

After playing a prominent role in the fight for net neutrality in the US, Netflix now weighing in on the same topic in India by making calculated moves on an already controversial issue.

Internet privacy: US opens doors for exploitation of users' data

04 Apr 2017

Internet privacy: US opens doors for exploitation of users' data

US President Donald Trump on April 4 signed into effect a resolution allowing internet service providers to release consumers' web usage data to companies without seeking their consent, revoking recent privacy rules that made it mandatory for them to obtain permission first.