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The best possible analogy on why #NetNeutrality should matter!

THIS IS FOR PEOPLE WHO THINK ‪#‎NETNEUTRALITY‬ DOESN’T MATTER!

Imagine if Muft Internet was a big pharma company and we would make a claim that we will give free medicines to ALL Indians.

We start by offering free medicines for 30 diseases. In the mean time, a lot of small and mid sized drug and pharma companies start shutting down.

People get pissed off as they aren’t getting medicines for a lot of other diseases easily. You’re lucky if you have 1 of those 30 diseases… if its something else, sorry too bad – you need to pay extraordinary amounts to get medicine!

We later offer free medicines for 30 more diseases and start advertising on TV on ‘how we would love it if people in India would have free medicine’. We do this to improve our PR image.

So 60 free medicines for 60 diseases in total. In the mean time, a lot more mid sized and large companies start shutting down.

No matter the illness, we only offer 60 different medicines. It’s all free, but only 60 diseases can be cured.

Do you understand the analogy? Or should I further break it down for you?

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Updates on Net Neutrality in India: Internet.org, Facebook destroying Internet infrastructure in India

Something larger than the 2G Scam is about to take place if people don’t start speaking up against net neutrality in India.

FOR PEOPLE WHO THINK #NETNEUTRALITY DOESN'T MATTER!Imagine if Muft Internet was a big pharma company and we would make…

Posted by Muft Internet on 28 September 2015

This posts contains significant news stories that you must have missed about net neutrality in India.

First, let’s start with understanding net neutrality. If you don’t want to get into much details, just watch this awesome video by AIB on ‘what is net neutrality’.

More stories your should read:

Facebook and Google are being dubious about India’s net neutrality

“Facebook, in its attempt to push its internet.org, is disingenuously running a poll on its website where it is asking Indian web users if they want free internet or not. The choices are yes or say something later. People don’t even have the option of no. Google, on the other hand, has been uncharacteristically silent on net neutrality in India. But that doesn’t mean it has nothing to say on this matter. In emails leaked by Nikhil Pahwa of Medianama, the company apparently asked Internet and Mobile Association of India to tone down the pro net-neutrality recommendations that the organisation submitted to the government.”

The government has done NOTHING about net neutrality in India. In fact, in a recent visit to US by PM Modi, he met Zuckerberg and seemed to be quiet happy about his!

Net Neutrality in India: Government receives over 50,000 comments on mygov.in forum

“There has been a surge in public response, pushing the number of comments on the telecom department panel’s net neutrality recommendations to over 50,000, asking for free and equal access to the Web, according to The Economic Times. The responses to the report on the mygov.in portal were 52,172 and increasing by the minute.”

You can read about some of the comments here!
Give your Comments or Suggestions on Recommendations of Committee on Net Neutrality

“Committee on Net Neutrality has submitted its report to the Department of Telecommunications. Its recommendations broadly contain technical, regulatory and public policy related measures required with respect to Net Neutrality issue.
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is also currently engaged in consultation process on the issue whose recommendations are awaited.
It is emphasized that the views expressed in the report are that of the Committee and not of the Government. Your valuable comments, wide scale consultations, as also the report of the TRAI will help the Government to take appropriate decision on the issue.”

Tinting your Facebook profile picture with the tricolour? Here’s why some claim you should think twice

Company denies online claims that using profile tool is a surreptitious way to gain support for its contentious internet.org project.

A lot of people have spoken out against net neutrality on Quora.com.
Read Malav Patel's answer to Is internet.org against net neutrality? on Quora

Internet.org – Destroying Net Neutrality in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Bolivia

We have been writing against Interet.org’s net neutrality principles for a while now. We have raised key ethical concerns with Internet’org’s business model and how it is fundamentally destroying the free neutral Internet architecture. Countries need to unite to stop Internet.org from destroying Net Neutrality in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bolivia etc.

We have been trying  to raise awareness about net neutrality since a year!
We have been trying to raise awareness about net neutrality since a year!

The key problem with Internet.org – it’s NOT free Internet. It’s free Facebook on reliance sim cards.
A basic service like google search isn’t available on Internet.org.

It's not free Internet. It';s free Facebook if you buy a Reliance Sim Card.
It’s not free Internet. It’;s free Facebook if you buy a Reliance Sim Card.

A few weeks ago, AIB released a brilliant video speaking up against net neutrality violations in India. Watch it if you haven’t already!

This video caused an outrage amidst the Internet users in India. As the video went viral, Facebook countered this with the following message:

free fb - Copy

The funny thing is how Mark Zuckerberg defines Internet access. How can the CEO of a billion dollar company not know what’s the meaning of ‘free Internet’?

Net neutrality isn’t just at threat in India. It’s a serious threat everywhere.

Special tie up with Telenor
Special tie up with Telenor
Destroying Net Neutrality in Bangladesh
Destroying Net Neutrality in Bangladesh
Net Neutrality in Bolivia at threat
Net Neutrality in Bolivia at threat

There are multiple ways by which Internet.org could alter its business model so that it doesn’t affect net neutrality in India and several other countries. However, that’s not going to happen anytime soon unless netizens around the world take a stand against net neutrality violations by Internet.org