The War Over Zero Rating: All You Need To Know About Net Neutrality

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The crescendo of shrill cries outside forced the top management of Flipkart into quiet introspection within. Last week, it abandoned a ‘zero rating’ discussion with Airtel only eight days after the telecom operator unveiled it. Under this arrangement, Airtel users would have been able to access Flipkart.com for free, with Flipkart paying Airtel for data consumed by users.

“There has been a great amount of debate, both internally and externally, on the topic of zero rating, and we have a deeper understanding of the implications. We will be walking away from the ongoing discussions with Airtel,” the company said in a statement.

Opponents of the practice of ‘zero rating,’ vehemently argue it violates the principle of net neutrality. Telecom companies and Internet Service Providers should treat all websites, apps and services just the same no website should be given preference or discriminated against. Original post at ET Telecom

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