Flipkart Pulls out of Airtel Zero partnership, supports Net Neutrality

Flipkart India has walked away from Airtel Zero partnership. Earlier, the e-commerce giant had clarified that this move was not against net neutrality. It seems that the backlash from users have compelled the company to change their decision.

Here’s Flipkart’s statement on this issue :

We at Flipkart have always strongly believed in the concept of net neutrality, for we exist because of the Internet. Over the past few days, there has been a great amount of debate, both internally and externally, on the topic of zero rating, and we have a deeper understanding of the implications. Based on this, we have decided on the following:

We will be walking away from the ongoing discussions with Airtel for their platform Airtel Zero

We will be committing ourselves to the larger cause of Net Neutrality in India. We will be internally discussing over the next few days, the details of actions we will take to support the cause

We will be working towards ensuring that the spirit of net neutrality is upheld and applied equally to all companies in India irrespective of the size or the service being offered and there is absolutely no discrimination whatsoever



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