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Last Updated : Apr 14, 2015 08:36 PM IST | Source: PTI

Airtel Zero, as also similar services launched by Reliance

Airtel Zero, as also similar services launched by Reliance Communications and Facebook, among others, have come under attack with critics slamming these as being against the 'net neutrality' regime.

 
 
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Airtel Zero, as also similar services launched by Reliance Communications and Facebook, among others, have come under attack with critics slamming these as being against the 'net neutrality' regime. They claim that such schemes are aimed at restricting 'free' Internet access to select platforms. A government-appointed panel is looking into these concerns and is likely to submit its report next month while the matter is also being separately studied by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), which has already got submissions from over one lakh netizens in support of net neutrality in India.

Free Internet advocates and start-ups see the move as a violation of net neutrality and one that could even "lead to monopolisation by a few and squeezing out of small companies".

First Published on Apr 14, 2015 08:36 pm
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