Bloomberg Law
Feb. 29, 2016, 5:00 AM

Facebook Denial Just Start of India Net Neutrality War

If you thought India’s sharp rejection of Facebook Inc.'s content bundling in exchange for free data had put an end to battles over net neutrality in the country, observers tell Bloomberg BNA that things are only heating up.

The debate over net neutrality in India will continue to evolve leading up to 2018 when a recently imposed ban on zero rating—the practice of waiving data charges for favored content providers—will be reviewed, observers said.

The outcome will impact the way companies attract new Internet users in the world’s second-most populous country, where more than half the population isn’t yet online. ...

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