Jan 01, 2016

What is the problem with Facebook wanting to offer free internet access in India?

It seems that a lot of people are upset about Facebook’s Free Basics project to offer free internet in India. I don’t know the details, so I’m curious what the problem is with this? I assume that it will be Facebook-centric there will be advertising embedded somehow, but that seems like a reasonable trade off. I think some dial-up ISP in the US did that years ago, possibly Netzero.
The main argument is based around Net-Neutrality. Facebook is offering to provide free internet which will give access to Facebook approved sites. With that, it also potentially opens the door to exploitation with Facebook holding the main access into the market.
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