Facebook Ties Up With BSNL And Forays Into Wifi Business

Facebook has tied up with BSNL and will be offering data packages as low as Rs 10 in 125 rural areas. The social networking company has purchased a bandwidth from BSNL for a span of 3 years for Rs 10 crore. Facebook will be offering the services under Express WiFi initiative, which is currently in beta phase.

Zuckerberg Talks About Net Neutrality And Free Basics

Zuckerberg breaks the ice on the ongoing net neutrality debate in India at a Q&A held at IIT-D: “Facebook supports all principles of net neutrality, even though countries are still working on developing a standard rule”. Free Basics is a ‘discovery platform’ that helps people connect to the internet for free, he adds.

Mark Zuckerberg To Host A Townhall Q&A In India

The Townhall Q&A will be held in Delhi on October 28th as Zuckerberg posted on his Facebook page that he is looking forward to interacting with the people from India that has more than 130 million active users. His visit comes after PM Modi had made the trip to the Facebook HQ to open up about ‘digital India.’

Mark Zuckerberg: 1 Billion People Used Facebook In A Single Day

“On Monday, 1 in 7 people on Earth used Facebook to connect with their friends and family,” said Mark Zuckerberg. There’s no other social network that even comes close to Facebook’s size and reach. In order to grow its user base, Facebook will soon have to reach people who aren’t yet on the Internet.

DoT Panel On Net Neutrality Opposes Internet .org But Favors Airtel Zero

The report added that collaborations between content providers and telecom operators that create a gate-keeper should be discouraged. Internet.org is now open to all developers but is still present only to user’s of Relaince’s network. Airtel Zero has drawn a lot of flak and it’s approval will find a lot of resistance from Net Neutrality activists.