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The history of Indian media and telecommunications

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The history of radio and television in India

Indian Supreme Court Ends State Control of the Airwaves
By Rishab Aiyer Ghosh, in Electric Dreams, 2 February 1995. Privatization of broadcasting and satellite uplinks vs. public ownership; the regulatory agency is no longer subject to public scrutiny via the government.

This history of Internet in India

How many people are currently on-line in India?
By Rishab Aiyer Ghosh, 3 May 1995. An answer, provides some estimates.
Control on flow of free information
Citizens for Free Information press release, 4 March 1997. Internet access since August 1995, has been provided by the government agency, VSNL (Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited), which has been criticized for poor service and high tarrifs. When VSNL announced a hike in tarrifs, users "bombed" the server and VSNL retaliated.