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Airtel Retracts, but Startups Still Worry

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Despite dropping plans to charge more for voice calls on services such as Skype and Viber that pass through its network, Bharti Airtel continues to draw flak from India’s startup community. Technology entrepreneurs are concerned that India’s largest mobile-phone operator could once again violate net neutrality and introduce differential pricing for internet access.

“My feeling is that Airtel has just postponed the rollout,” said Vijay Anand, founding partner at The Startup Centre, a Chennai-based accelerator.

“There will be heavy influence to move the policy in their favour. We have to ensure it doesn’t get biased and that the internet stays open in India.” Original post at ET Telecom

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