Are you tracking the Net Neutrality Debate Globally but particularly in India?
You see FB tried all it could to bend the Regulators there to permit Free Basics (Basically FB,Wikipidea for free) but they were blocked by the Regulators over Net Neutrality concerns.
Similar sentiments apply towards Projects like Loon;especially if Google starts deciding which websites consumers can (&Can't) visit.You don't want these people to pick the winners & losers online ;Do you?
For the simple reason that the forthcoming Online ecosystem does not stay robust and stops innovating in that case.
I find it hard to believe(as a Cold-Blooded Professional/Entrepreneur) that Google is doing this for Free or without any monetary consideration whatsoever.
So what would be a better solution?
I feel providing a basic /Free Taxpayer funded Internet Backbone all across every country (you pay more if you want Higher Speeds and Better service) maybe the way to go;especially for large countries where Rural communities are far-flung and spread out.
But then as you also know;Governments are stretched Fiscally Globally.I for one am unsure how they can fund it unless they curb Militiary Spending by say 20%???