Free Basics

    • Facebook Eyes Free Basics Launch in U.S. (Report)

      Facebook’s has brought its Free Basics application with free Internet services to underdeveloped countries worldwide, and now it may be coming to the most developed country. Brian Fung of The Washington Post reported that the social network has been in discussions with government officials and wireless carriers to bring Free Basics stateside. According to Fung, the U.S.

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    • What is Facebook’s ‘Free Basics’ and why is it controversial?

      What is Facebook’s ‘Free Basics’ and why is it controversial? In a move that may seem philanthropic Facebook has plans to bring its Free Basics internet service to the US. Free Basics is a plan to bring free but limited internet to rural and poorer areas. Facebook sees it as a way to be able to bring much-needed access to government and health services to low-income families.

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  • Former Google Fiber GM Kevin Lo Joins Facebook

    … Former Google Fiber general manager Kevin Lo joined Facebook as director of infrastructure connectivity and investments. Kurt Wagner and Mark Bergen of Re/code reported that Lo ran Google Fiber for five years, leading its operations in its initial three cities, adding that he will not work on Free Basics. Lo announced the move…

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  • Nigeria Gets Free Basics

    … Facebook’s efforts to connect the world took a major step forward with the launch of Free Basics in Nigeria, Africa’s most populated nation. The social network is teaming up with mobile carrier Airtel Africa to bring more than 85 free services covering health, education, jobs and finance to its customers. said…

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  • Egypt Pulls Plug on Free Basics

    … Featured Jobs Head of Partner Acquisition YouNow New York, NY Social Media Marketing Manager Constructive Media New York, NY Social Media Manager (B2B) Peninsula Tech Client San Francisco, CA Audience Development Fellow Heleo New York, NY B2B Marketing, Content, Social, Lead Gen Mngr Software- CPG Trade Management New York, NY See more Jobs…

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  • Free Basics Has Support in India (Survey, Infographic)

    …, in partnership with Indian research firm Hansa Research—also found that: 65 percent of respondents agree with the following statement: “A connected India is a stronger India, and connecting more people makes India stronger, more informed and more competitive in the world.” More than one-half supported the Digital India initiative. 56 percent said…

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  • Mexico Gets Free Basics

    … By David Cohen on Dec. 15, 2015 - 10:00 AM The Free Basics services from have made their way south of the border. Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced in a post Monday (embedded below) that Free Basics launched on the Virgin Mobile network in Mexico. Zuckerberg wrote: As we wrap up the year, I…

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  • Free Basics Now Available Throughout India

    …: Just look at the story of Ganesh Nimbalkar and his wife, Bharati, who support their family of four by farming a five acre plot their family has tended for generations in Maharashtra. Ganesh struggled with traditional farming methods in a region plagued by droughts, but last year, he started using Free Basics–accessing services like AccuWeather…

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