DEF Recommendations on Network Neutrality

Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) submitted views on the consultation paper on the Regulatory Framework for OTT Services, Internet Services and Network Neutrality released on March 27, 2015 by the TRAI (referred to as the “Internet Licensing Paper”). We are signing onto this letter and the supporting submissions on the specific queries listed in the Internet Licensing…

Rule of Thumb: Mobiles for Governance in India

Dasra recognizes an urgent need for inspired and uncompromising competence to touch and transform the lives of 800 million Indians. Through knowledge creation, capacity building, collaboration and fundraising, we nurture powerful partnerships with funders and social enterprises. Since 1999, Dasra has engaged with over 3,000 corporates, foundations and philanthropists, influenced INR 280 crore towards the social sector and improved…

NOFN: A Review Of The Pilot Blocks

In December 2014, DEF conducted a study to analyse connectivity in the pilot locations of the NOFN (which consists of 30 Gram Panchayats in Rajasthan, 15 in Andhra Pradesh and 14 in North Tripura). The study reveals that there is a fairly large gap between the initial claims made and the re-alities. There is an…

IMPACT RESEARCH STUDY: OWNERSHIP, USABILITY, ACCESSBILITY & ACCESS TO RIGHTS USING ICT TOOLS & APPLICATIONS Report on Survey Research for IMPACT DEF research team, Rahul Choudhary, Maubani Dutta, and Bijo Abraham, visited Jhansi and Kaushambi in the State of Uttar Pradesh in India to conduct survey research. The team visit the Kaushambi district out of Allahabad, Uttar…