Facebook Launches Internet.org to Provide Worldwide Internet Access
Facebook has announced the launch of a new initiative, internet.org. It aims to bring Internet access to all people on the planet. For this new program, Facebook has partnered with Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Samsung and Qualcomm.
All these companies will work with a NGO to provide efficient and cheaper data connectivity to all part of the world.
“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,” Message reads on Internet.org homepage. “Sharing tools, resources and best practices, Internet.org partners will explore solutions in three major opportunity areas: affordability, efficiency, and business models.”
Facebook said that two-thirds people on the Earth (around 5 billion) have no access to Internet. And Facebook want to change this. Internet adoption is growing 9% per year which is too low according to company.
“Everything Facebook has done has been about giving all people around the world the power to connect,” Zuckerberg said. “There are huge barriers in developing countries to connecting and joining the knowledge economy. Internet.org brings together a global partnership that will work to overcome these challenges, including making internet access available to those who cannot currently afford it.”
Internet.org was launched earlier today and it has potential to go long. Facebook and all its partners in the program has long history of development works. We hope they will get success in this good cause.
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