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February 9, 2016

India bans Facebook’s new service

This monday, India’s telecommunications regulator in New Delhi approved to ban Facebook’s Free Basics service after a final call to stop the project in december and passing new net neutrality rules.

Facebook partnered with the Indian telecommunications company Reliance Communications, in order to provide their new service which aims to expand the mobile internet access in the country, providing Facebook and other tools and services with no cost. A spokesperson for Facebook said:

“Our goal with Free Basics is to bring more people online with an open, non-exclusive and free platform. While disappointed with the outcome, we will continue our efforts to eliminate [...]

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