Net Neutrality- Road analogy isn’t a good one

The concept of Net Neutrality has been explained by activists using the analogy of roads. The explanation – Internet network is like a road, a utility and hence the operator shouldn’t indulge in discrimination against different types of users. The Net, like the roads, carries people to learning and businesses. Boycott #freebasics support #netneutrality — … Continue reading “Net Neutrality- Road analogy isn’t a good one”

Net Neutrality activists by making Zero Rating haraam are anti-poor

Net Neutrality regulation as we all know, would effectively bar any form of Zero-Rating if implemented by TRAI- Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. Zero- Rating is a form of price discrimination which allows Telecom/Internet Service Providers (TSP/ISPs) to offer access to certain internet applications for free either at a lower quality (as a form of … Continue reading “Net Neutrality activists by making Zero Rating haraam are anti-poor”

Net Neutrality and Innovation.

One of the many things in the public discourse over Net Neutrality that has puzzled me is the use of the word- Innovation. A motley group of start-up founders will come to a TV show and say free-basics and network management will harm innovation ! Some give bytes to news websites saying – ‘An end … Continue reading “Net Neutrality and Innovation.”