On late Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg the founder and CEO of Facebook has announced the launch of Internet.org, it is an plan to bring Internet access to the world who can’t be able to get online. Mark wants to bring internet access to everyone in the world.
In comparison, there are estimated 7.106 billion peoples in the world, but only 2.7 billion from them have internet access. Internet is growing to different regions slowly by 8% annually.
The new lower cost internet service project is started in collaboration by Facebook, Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm and Samsung.
The projects aimed with Internet.org are to provide and develop lower-cost, better smartphones for improvement in internet access in underserved areas, data compression tools and data caching programs along with localization for mobile devices.
The Internet.org has aims to integrate the whole planet with Internet access at very affordable prices. It is trying to help business create their models and services that will surface internet access.
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” There are huge barriers in developing countries to connecting and joining the knowledge economy. 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,” said Zuckerberg in an official statement.
Along with the launch of affordable internet service Mark has published an mission statement. Addressing some of the important issues that the service needs to face. The most important is one of them – Profitability or Lack.
“The unfair economic reality is that those already on Facebook have way more money than the rest of the world combined, so it may not actually be proﬁtable for us to serve the next few billion people for a very long time, if ever. But we believe everyone deserves to be connected,” he writes.
In the coming days, the website will also start providing news and details about their projects and activities, it also includes interviews with technology experts.
The full information and overview of the project is available on the official Internet.org website with the list of partners.
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