Free Basics

    • Express Wifi: Facebook’s Latest Attempt to Connect India

      Facebook renewed its efforts to bring affordable internet access to India with its launch of Express Wifi. The social network launched its Internet.org Free Basics free access to select applications and web services throughout India in November 2015, but this move came under fire, with Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg resorting to an op-ed in The Times of India t ...

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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…

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

    … Facebook’s Internet.org 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…

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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 Internet.org Free Basics. Lo announced the move…

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  • Nigeria Gets Internet.org Free Basics

    … Facebook’s efforts to connect the world took a major step forward with the launch of Internet.org 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. Internet.org said…

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  • Egypt Pulls Plug on Internet.org 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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