If we closely observe Facebook’s advertisements related with Internet.org (now Free Basics), we will observe a common theme: empowerment of rural communities via Internet. But the problem with Free Basics is that, it only allows access to few websites, which are under control of Facebook.
Aircel has just launched a plan called Free Basic Internet (FBI), which can be an excellent alternative to Free Basics by Facebook, as it is net neutral, free from any discrimination and empowers all with free Internet.
Free Basic Internet (FBI) Can Change Everything
Under FBI, Aircel is providing low-speed Internet access for all, without charging anything. The speed of such access is capped at 64 KBPS, and the user can access the whole web without any discrimination. This offer has been launched only in Tamil Nadu and Chennai circles, with plans to launch it pan-India very soon (its because Tamil Nadu has largest customer base of Aircel)