Friday, March 28, 2014

Facebook brings Internet access to millions

Facebook is joining up with a British firm for a new "Connectivity Lab." Nice to see they are doing something that has great potential to bring the Internet to more people.

Here's an excerpt from the news story today on The Telegraph website in the U.K.

Facebook has launched a 'Connectivity Lab' to explore new ways to beam internet to parts of the world that are not yet connected.
In a blog post, Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said that the company is investigating the use of drones, satellites and lasers to make affordable access to basic internet services available to every person in the world, as part of the project.

Over the past year, Facebook's has worked with mobile operators in the Philippines and Paraguay to help three million new people access the internet. The Connectivity Lab will aim to extend this work with the invention of new technologies capable of reaching more remote areas in developing countries.

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