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Study shows that countries that permit Facebook's beloved "zero rating" programs end up with more expensive wireless data / Boing Boing
“Now, a careful, comprehensive study of 30 European countries by Epicenter.works finds that zero-rating encourages carriers to collude with Facebook to raise prices on non-zero-rated services, making it much harder to escape Facebook's orbit (and other big incumbents).”
zerorated  facebook  internet  access 
10 weeks ago by laurakalbag
Facebook will bring free internet to Europe, says Mark Zuckerberg - News - Gadgets and Tech - The Independent
In response to a question about whether the project would be rolled out “even in Europe”, Zuckerberg said that he did.

"Yes, we want to bring Internet.org everyone where there are people who need to be connected,” he wrote. “We're starting off by prioritizing the countries with the most unconnected people and by working with network operators and governments who are most excited about working with Internet.org to get everyone online in their countries."
facebook  internetorg  indie  indieroundup  netneutrality  zerorated  17apr15 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
matiasinsaurralde/facebook-tunnel
I'm from Paraguay, South America. Our country was chosen for the Internet.org campaign: "free Internet access in developing countries". TIGO, one of the biggest telcos here, negotiated a deal so you can have free Facebook access through them. We all know that the Internet is about accessing many places, etc. So I feel this campaign as a serious limitation.
facebook  tunnel  internetorg  zerorated  colonialism  indie  indieroundup  17apr15 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
After victory for net neutrality in the US, the battle moves to Europe | Ars Technica
Following what is widely regarded as a victory for strong net neutrality in the US, the battle to maintain a level playing-field online has now moved to the European Union, with the relaunch today of the campaign site "Save the Internet: Defend Net Neutrality in Europe." Its aim is to head off an attempt by a majority of the 28 EU Member States in the Council of the European Union to derail earlier proposals to enshrine net neutrality in European law, as Ars reported last month.
netneutrality  eu  indie  indieroundup  zerorated  17apr15 
april 2015 by laurakalbag

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