No Free Internet Please, We’re Indian – Wall Street Journal

You might assume that a country with one of the lowest Internet-penetration rates in Asia would welcome private companies bringing new users online. But all bets are off when that country is India, and the company is Facebook.

Last month India’s telecom regulator asked Reliance Communications to suspend Free Basics, Facebook’s ambitious attempt to provide poor Indians with a stripped-down version of the Internet for free. Free Basics…


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