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Flipkart and Cleartrip now support net neutrality

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Apr 15, 2015, 11:58 pm IST
Updated Mar 29, 2019, 11:07 am IST
Facebook had also requested the Cleartrip to participate in the Internet.org initiative
There are multiple offers of free Net access these days. But is there a price to pay? (Representational Image)
 There are multiple offers of free Net access these days. But is there a price to pay? (Representational Image)

While Net neutrality in India is making headlines all over the web, companies like Flipkart and Cleartrip support net neutrality. Facebook had requested the Cleartrip to participate in the Internet.org initiative. Cleartrip also declared that there weren’t any revenue arrangements done between the company and Internet.org, or any of its participants.

‘We were neither paid anything, nor did we pay anything to participate’, stated the Cleartrip blog. Since there was absolutely zero money changing hands, Cleartrip was with the opinion that the company was just contributing to a social cause.

The official blog of Cleartrip also mentioned, ‘What started off with providing a simple search service has us now concerned with influencing customer decision-making by forcing options on them, something that is against our core DNA.’ According to Cleartrip, Internet is a great leveller and that freedom of the Internet is critical for innovation. ‘Cleartrip is and always will be a fully committed supporter of Net Neutrality’ added Cleartrip.

 

After Flipkart and Cleartrip, many other companies will likely support Net Neutrality. 

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