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The access to Internet, however partial, has the power to transform. Surely the poor who cannot afford to buy a digital connection today have a right to expect to receive a poor man's version of it in charity without you and me, the digital haves, poking into it.
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More than one million people have opposed the consultation on net neutrality by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), but the matter is far from over. As with most debates in India, it has become a battleground between vested interests and activist propaganda. The following questions may help you to form a considered opinion on net neutrality.
In a traditional disruption cycle, it's a 0-1 situation but unlike other cycles, this particular cycle of disruption is benefiting telecom companies in India given that the disruption is happening on top of their infrastructure. The more people use OTT services, the more data packs sold. In the long term this is a clear Win-Win. We can already see it happening.
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