Indian startups, academicians join the chorus against Facebook’s Free Basics

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In light of the ongoing debate over Facebook’s Free Basics platform, nine major Indian startups have written to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), voicing their concern over zero rating and Internet gate-keepers. They were joined by nearly 80 Indian academicians who released a statement on the flaws in Free Basics. Taking note, TRAI has extended its deadline for comments on differential data pricing to Jan. 7.

The TRAI petition was sent by entrepreneurs from prominent startups such as Zomato, Paytm, TrulyMadly, GoQii, Mouthshut, Flipclass, Teesort, SVG Media and Tevis Learning, in response to TRAI’s consultation paper on differential pricing for data services Read more…

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