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Latest Articles in Free Basics

Free Basics Helped One Dominant Player: Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao

Making a strong pitch for more competition in offering Internet services, Vodafone Group chief Vittorio Colao has spoken his mind on Facebook's Free Basics, saying it was helping just 'one dominant player' in India

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Facebook's India Head Steps Down, Will Return To US

Her announcement on Friday came a day after the social networking giant pulled the plug on its controversy-ridden 'Free Basics' programme in India

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Facebook Director Andreessen Sorry For India Internet Remarks

Marc Andreessen, who often takes to Twitter to offer his opinions, said the new rules denied India's poor access to the Internet

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Differential Data Pricing Plainly Not Acceptable: Ravi Shankar Prasad

The minister says the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi fully respects the freedom of expression and discourse on social media and Internet

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Disappointed But Won't Give Up: Mark Zuckerberg On Net Neutrality

Voicing disappointment over India's decision on net neutrality, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has said he will not give up on breaking down connectivity barriers in India which he described as an important goal for his company

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Trai Rules Against Differential Pricing For Internet Services

Says Internet service providers would not be allowed to discriminate on pricing of data access for different web services

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Social Engineering Feat

Over Rs 25 crore advertising blitz in Indian media is to drum up support for the FB scheme to offer free Internet access to never-before users in small towns and rural areas

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'Nothing Free About Our Basic Freedoms'

Mishi Choudhary, Executive Director of SFLC.in and Legal Director of SFLC, tells BW | Businessworld's Mala Bhargava about the facts of ‘Free’ Basics'

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Facebook Fights For Free Internet In India, Global Test-case

India has become a battleground over the right to unrestricted Internet access, with local tech start-ups joining the front line against Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg and his plan to roll out free Internet to the country's masses

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Zuckerberg's Not-so-neutral Net Neutrality

Zuckerberg is clearly furious at critics of his Free Basics plan, specially as he has implemented the plan in other countries. Nothing will explode -- the impact would only be gradually evident

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