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HRD ministry asks colleges to provide free campus WiFi

Colleges and technical institutes across the country may soon offer free Wi-Fi to students and staff.

The Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry has written to vice-chancellors and heads of all higher educational institutions asking them to contact telecom service providers who are willing to provide internet services for free.

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According to the letter, each user would have a quota of data they can use for free after which, they will have to pay the telecom service provider. Ministry officials said they plan on targeting 50,000 campuses in the Continue reading

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Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd plans to create its own cyptocurrency, JioCoin

Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd plans to create its own cyptocurrency, JioCoin. With Mukesh Ambani’s elder son Akash Ambani leading the project, the company plans to build a 50-member team of young professionals to work on blockchain technology, which can also be used to develop applications such as smart contracts and supply chain management logistics.

“The company plans to hire 50 professionals with average age of 25 years. There are multiple applications of blockchain (for the company). The team would work on various blockchain products,” a person familiar with the development said. Blockchain is a digital ledger for storing data but not limited to Continue reading

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Internet Neutrality in India – TRAI

NEWDELHI: India’s telecom regulator has backed an open and free internet, saying internet service providers cannot discriminate on how people access web content.

In its recommendations issued on Tuesday, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) upheld the concept of net neutrality and said no Internet Service Provider (ISP) can grant preferential data speeds or treatment to any web content.

“A licensee providing Internet Access Service shall not engage in any discriminatory treatment of content, including based on the sender or receiver, the protocols being used or the user equipment,” Trai said in its muchawaited recommendations.

The global debate over net neutrality revolves around whether ISPs should be treated like public utilities to ensure the internet is open and free, or be allowed to prioritise access to content of their choosing for an extra fee from websites and services.

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