Facebook is reportedly talking to the White House about Free Basics
According to an article in the Washington Post, Facebook has been talking with U.S. governments officials about launching Free Basics in the United States. The app would aim to connect low-income and rural U.S. citizens. The introduction of Free Basics in the U.S. is likely to reignite to long-running debates between those who see such services as essential ‘in connecting underserved populations’, and those who claim that such services breach net neutrality principles. A comprehensive analysis of the debate to come can be found in the Washington Post article.