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Blog Entry CIS's Position on Net Neutrality
by Sunil Abraham published Dec 04, 2015 last modified Dec 09, 2015 01:06 PM — filed under: , , ,
As researchers committed to the principle of pluralism we rarely produce institutional positions. This is also because we tend to update our positions based on research outputs. But the lack of clarity around our position on network neutrality has led some stakeholders to believe that we are advocating for forbearance. Nothing can be farther from the truth. Please see below for the current articulation of our common institutional position.
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Access at the cost of Net neutrality?
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 09, 2015 — filed under: ,
In the Net neutrality debate, there is a conflict between two core values: ease of access and neutrality. The ease of access promised by applications like Free Basics compromises neutrality and may later morph into a method of predatory pricingIf programs that bring access to a part of the Internet in the immediate future were to entrench themselves, it could eventually lead to telecom companies abusing their dominant positionsIn the absence of a specific law mandating a neutral Internet, telecom companies enjoy a virtual carte blanche to discriminate between different applications. Though they have not yet exploited this autonomy fully, they are certainly moving towards that.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Net Neutrality: India is a Keybattle Ground
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 10, 2015 last modified Sep 20, 2015 07:08 AM — filed under: ,
Hardnews talks to Sunil Abraham, the executive director of the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), about the future of the Internet in India.
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Blog Entry Clearing Misconceptions: What the DoT Panel Report on Net Neutrality Says (and Doesn't)
by Pranesh Prakash published Jul 21, 2015 last modified Jul 21, 2015 12:36 PM — filed under: ,
There have been many misconceptions about what the DoT Panel Report on Net Neutrality says: the most popular ones being that they have recommended higher charges for services like WhatsApp and Viber, and that the report is an anti-Net neutrality report masquerading as a pro-Net neutrality report. Pranesh Prakash clears up these and other incorrect notions about the report in this brief analysis.
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Blog Entry Regulatory Perspectives on Net Neutrality
by Pranesh Prakash published Jul 08, 2015 last modified Jul 18, 2015 02:46 AM — filed under: , , ,
In this paper Pranesh Prakash gives an overview on why India needs to put in place net neutrality regulations, and the form that those regulations must take to avoid being over-regulation.
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The Perils and Prospects of Bringing the Next Billion Online
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 09, 2015 last modified Aug 23, 2015 08:04 AM — filed under: ,
Sunil Abraham is the executive director of the Centre for Internet & Society, Bangalore. In his PDF talk, he explains the fight for net neutrality in India and how many solutions fall under the category of walled garden.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Definition of Net Neutrality should be flexible: Pranesh Prakash
by Pranesh Prakash published May 10, 2015 last modified Jun 19, 2015 01:43 AM — filed under: ,
Critics argue that Facebook’s Internet.org violates the principle of Net Neutrality.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Net Neutrality: The argument continues
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 29, 2015 last modified May 09, 2015 11:35 AM — filed under: ,
Opposing camps pitch their views on what zero rating and differential access to the internet would mean in India.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Financial Express hosts #NetNeutralityDebate: ‘Price discrimination can be allowed, but not for the same packet of data’
by Pranesh Prakash published Apr 27, 2015 last modified Apr 27, 2015 02:18 AM — filed under: ,
Trying to cut through the noise on Net Neutrality in India, FICCI in partnership with Financial Express is hosting a panel discussion titled ‘Decoding Net Neutrality’ in New Delhi on Wednesday.
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Freedom struggle 2.0
by Pranesh Prakash published Apr 27, 2015 last modified Apr 27, 2015 01:23 AM — filed under: , ,
In the face of the debate on net neutrality, here is a look at the consequences of not having a free, equal, and private internet.
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