Sunday, Dec 04, 2022

Facebook free basics


I had denied permission to Facebook's Free Basics in India: Former telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

December 18, 2017 3:41 pm

Former communications minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that he had denied permission to Facebook for their Free Basics programme, after the US FCC rolled back net neutrality rules.

Right of Internet access non-negotiable, will be unrestricted: IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

November 24, 2017 12:40 pm

IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said at the Global Conference on Cyber Security that right to internet access is universal and not restricted by the Indian government.

TRAI order: A sledgehammer, not a scalpel

February 11, 2016 8:14 am

TRAI has fixed the problem but over-regulated in the process

TRAI's differential pricing verdict and what it means for Net Neutrality

February 10, 2016 11:05 am

TRAI's ruling on Discriminatory Tariffs order supports Net Neutrality. A look at the full scope of what this order means for a consumer.

Free Internet service for over 3 mn Egyptians shut down, Facebook says it hopes to resolve situation

December 30, 2015 9:55 pm

In a statement to The Associated Press, Facebook said it hoped to "resolve this situation soon" so the program, which it had launched with Etisalat Egypt some two months ago, could be restored.

Unfree basics

December 27, 2015 8:37 am

Trai is right to ask telecom operators to put Facebook’s Free Basics on hold.