Net Neutrality – What is it and how does it affect us?

What’s net neutrality all about?


We take a break from our regular programming to talk about an important issue concerning all of us, the issue of Net Neutrality. Internet provides a radically new way for authors and publishers to engage with the readers. In this post, we try to explain why and how violating Net Neutrality principle via schemes like Zero Rating changes that and makes internet less useful for everyone.

You may have come across the recent brouhaha over something called Net Neutrality. You might also have heard about something called Zero Rated apps, apps for which you do not have to pay data charges. That’s amazing, right? No data charges for the popular apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Flipkart! What can be bad about this?

Before discussing Zero Rating, let’s take a moment to understand the idea of Net Neutrality. The idea of net neutrality says that the same type of…

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