Mark Zuckerberg wants to provide internet access to the 5 billion people around the globe that do not have access. He announced on Tuesday that Facebook will partner with six other companies to connect two-thirds of the world’s population online.
Zuckerberg told CNN, “Getting access to the internet is a really big deal.” To achieve this massive goal, he reached out to the biggest players in social media and mobile data to work together on this project named Internet.org. Facebook, Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm, and Samsung are setting out to help the remaining two-thirds of the world’s population get online so that they can have “the same opportunities” that “the connected third of the world has today.”
How does he plan to do this? He explained, “We have a plan for what we think we’ll need to do to pull it off. Of course, the plan will evolve over time. We believe that everyone deserves to be connected and on the internet.”
[Sources: nydailynews; cnn]
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