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Facebook-backed Internet.org loses some Indian partners over net neutrality

John Ribeiro | April 16, 2015
A project by Facebook-backed Internet.org to offer people access to select online services without data charges has run into trouble in India, after the program was criticized by net neutrality activists.

"That's why programs like Internet.org are important and can co-exist with net neutrality regulations," he added.

Net neutrality has become a big issue in India after India's Telecom Regulatory Authority of India asked in March for comments on the regulatory framework for Internet applications and services that ride on mobile operators' networks, including on whether providers of apps and services should pay for the use of the telecom network over and above what users pay for data.

 

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