Do you wish to get free internet data? Well, it seems that the government may fullfil your wish.
According to reports, “Digital India’ is a pet programme of the PM and any policy pertaining to Internet will be critical for the success of this ambitious programme.”
It was also revealed that the free internet data packs will be provided along the lines of LPG subsidy.
Free internet data, if provided, will give a boost to ‘Digital India’ project HT
Also, a second meeting comprising Jitendra Singh, minister of state in the (Prime Minister’s Office) PMO, and Harsh Vardhan, minister of state for science & technology, and Communications & IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad was scheduled to ensure that Prime Minister Office (PMO) views were incorporated in the final policy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the launch of Digital India project IndianExpress
The PMO has stepped in the matter on the on-going debate on ‘differential pricing of data services’ in the wake of the controversy generated by Facebook’s Free Basics.
Free Basics, which was earlier known as Internet.org, is a platform through which users will be given access to its content for free. But that would be done in partnership with telecom operators.
Facebook Free Basics advertisement in Indian newspapers IndianEXpress
Facebook has been trying to woo both the government and the people. Despite Zuckerberg’s own push, Facebook is finding it difficult to counter the doubts raised by net neutrality activists and Indian businesses.