Save the Internet Team welcomes efforts and intentions of individuals and companies to enable connectivity to the billions of Indians.
We strongly believe, like you do Mark, that internet is a great leveller. Everyone should have connectivity, but Mark, everyone should also have the right connectivity and we had to be very vigilant. Given our current economic context where 64 billionaires like you are worth more than half the population on the planet, much of whom live in this country, all of us who live in this society owe it to ourselves to prevent any form of potential rent seeking behaviour further and keep things open and enable a free market for many future successful online companies to startup and thrive.
Would Facebook be where it is today Mark if all the Harvard students already had free access to AOL and you had to pitch Comcast to include theFacebook as a “basic service” for free? Would they all pay just to get it, or would you have had resources to pay Comcast if they wanted to bring in you