Facebook Wants to Give Internet Access to Everyone


In the race to provide the whole word with internet, Facebook just submitted its plans to achieve such an endeavor after Google and its Loon Project and Microsoft and its TV White Spaces.

To get the entire world connected, Facebook has partnered with Ericson, Mediatek, Opera Software, Samsung, Nokia and Qualcomm to create the initiative internet.org.

Internet.org is a global partnership between technology leaders, nonprofits, local communities and experts who are working together to bring the internet to the two-thirds of the world’s population that doesn’t have it.

Sharing tools, resources and best practices, Internet.org partners will explore solutions in three major opportunity areas: affordability, efficiency, and business models,” states the site made popular via Mark ZUCKERBERG‘s own Facebook account.

“For nine years, we’ve been on a mission to connect the world. We now connect more than 1 billion people, but to connect the next 5 billion we must solve a much bigger problem: the vast majority of people don’t have access to the internet,” he published to his 19,000,000 followers.

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