India has just adopted tough new rules guaranteeing an open and fair internet for nearly half a billion people. From a report: The government has taken an “unambiguous stand” on the issue by endorsing net neutrality rules proposed last November, India’s telecom regulator said on Thursday. Net neutrality rules require internet providers to treat all online content the same, preventing them from favoring — or withholding — access to certain websites, services or apps. The principle is under attack in America, where the Trump administration repealed federal laws last month, but has been staunchly defended in India in the face of attempts by global tech companies such as Facebook to offer stripped-down internet access.
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