Free Basics

Europe

Europe Is About to Make Some Big Decisions on Net Neutrality

Advocates are cautiously optimistic after a leaked draft of the EU's net neutrality guidelines.
Janus Kopfstein
6.5.16
Facebook

Angola’s Wikipedia Pirates Are Exposing the Problems With Digital Colonialism

Angolans have found a clever way to share files using Wikipedia Zero and Facebook’s Free Basics, but what happens to the existing Wikipedia community?
Jason Koebler
3.23.16
Internet

Why Net Neutrality Abroad Is Actually Anti-Colonialism

What can we learn from Free Basics’ failure in India?
Jordan Pearson
2.10.16
Facebook

India Just Banned Zero-Rating. Your Move, FCC.

India’s landmark new open internet policy increases the pressure on American regulators to address a glaring loophole regarding zero-rating.
Sam Gustin
2.9.16
short circuit

India Bans Facebook's Free Internet Service Because It Violates Net Neutrality

The controversial program offered mobile web access to limited websites and services, sparking criticism among open internet proponents.
Nicholas Deleon
2.8.16
Facebook

In Growing Spat, Facebook Claims India Telecom Regulator Blocked Its Emails

The social network sent the regulator millions of generic emails supporting its Free Basics service.
Adrianne Jeffries
1.19.16
INDIA

Why Americans Should Pay Attention to What Facebook Is Doing in India

Free Basics, Facebook's free, limited internet service is at the center of a fierce debate.
Adrianne Jeffries
1.15.16
Facebook

Facebook's ‘Free’ Internet Program Had a Rough Week

For a gift that is supposed to be so great, Zuckerberg is having a hard time getting people to accept it.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.3.16
Facebook

Zuckerberg: Free, Limited Internet Is Better than Net Neutrality and No Internet

The internet mogul is fighting an uphill battle to get Indians to warm up to the platform.
Daniel Oberhaus
10.29.15
short circuit

The Internet.org App Is Now Called Free Basics

New name, same game.
Nicholas Deleon
9.24.15