We list developments around Net Neutrality which we missed from the last week of December and early January chronologically:
27 December 2015:
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is aiming to solve issues with Net Neutrality* in the country by early this year (2016), reports ET. TRAI will evaluate issues part by part and come up with final guidelines based on the submissions of stakeholders this year. It has received over 570,000 comments from individuals, out of which the report cites, over 550,000 came through Facebook’s campaign.
28 December 2015:
Mark Zuckerberg wrote an editorial in the Times of India, headlined ‘Free Basics protects net neutrality’ where he said that in order to connect a billion people, “India must choose facts over fiction.” (Note: On the same day, Nikhil Pahwa, MediaNama’s founder and editor, wrote an editorial in the same newspaper defending net neutrality and highlighting the concerns with Free Basics.)