These days internet and newspapers are all on net neutrality and Free Basics by Facebook. But do we know what exactly these terms mean and how much important they are in shaping our internet. If not,then don’t worry! EasyShiksha will clear all your doubts and give a clear picture on what these really mean in short.
What is Free basics?
But advocates and enthusiasts in the country are strongly encouraging users to discard Facebook’s initiative. Here where net neutrality comes into picture.
It is around these questions that the net neutrality debate is raging across India and the world. In this article, EasyShiksha guides you through what net neutrality is, as well as the raging debate in India, while also pinpointing the developments that have taken place in this space.
What is net neutrality?
So how does FREE BASICS violates net neutrality?
Free Basics users can’t access websites and services that aren’t currently approved by Facebook. This approach defeats the basic fabric of net neutrality – Facebook defends itself on this front however, saying any websites and services can apply to be a part of Free Basics, while any telecom operator can offer it to their subscribers. It has also maintained that joining up is free, and that current partners have not paid it to be part of the Free Basics platform. This doesn’t answer the question of why the platform has the concept of approval and rejection at all.