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Indian Startups Stand Against Facebook Free Basics In Support Of Net Neutrality

Published on 30 December, 2015 at 6:49 pm By

A group comprising of founders of nine Indian startups have sent an email to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) chairman RS Sharma, giving their support for net neutrality.



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The nine founders have also voiced their concerned about Facebook’s Free Basics initiative and have requested the TRAI to issue clear regulations that prevents telecom or content providers “from acting as gate-keepers who offer restricted internet service instead of open Internet.”

The letter said:


The letter was drafted by SFLC.IN, a non-profit organization supporting the campaign and has taken the initiative against Free Basics and similar zero rating services in India. – Representational Image

Nine founders who signed the letter are :


Alok Agarwal, Cofounder and Business Head at; Bharat Gulia, Cofounder, Metis Learning; Deepinder Goyal, Founder and CEO, Zomato; Faisal Farooqui, Founder and CEO,; Manish Vij, Founder and CEO, SVG Media; Sachin Bhatia, Cofounder and CEO, TrulyMadly; Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder and CEO, Paytm; Vineet Dwivedi, Founder and CEO, and Vishal Gondal, Founder and CEO at GOQii.

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