Nine Indian startup CEOs write to TRAI against zero-rating platforms

Nine Indian startup founders have come out together in favour of net neutrality.

By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 30, 2015 2:17:25 pm
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Founders of nine Indian startups have come out together in favour of net neutrality and raised their voice against Free Basics.

On Tuesday, these founders have jointly sent a letter via email to TRAI chairman RS Sharma, endorsing their support for Net Neutrality, and calling for TRAI to issue clear regulations that prevent telecom or content providers “from acting as gate-keepers offering restricted Internet services instead of the Open Internet.”

The letter has been co-signed by the following (names in alphabetical order):

Alok Agarwal, Cofounder and Business Head at

Bharat Gulia, Cofounder, Metis Learning

Deepinder Goyal, Founder and CEO, Zomato

Faisal Farooqui, Founder and CEO,

Manish Vij, Founder and CEO, SVG Media

Sachin Bhatia, Cofounder and CEO, TrulyMadly

Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder and CEO, Paytm

Vineet Dwivedi, Founder and CEO,

9. Vishal Gondal, Founder and CEO at GOQii

The letter draft has been prepared by SFLC.IN, a non-profit organization supporting the campaign against Free Basics and similar zero rating services in India.

Here is what the letter said:

TRAI letter

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