• 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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  • Aquila’s First Flight: A Big Milestone Toward Connecting Billions of People

    … networks, where implementing existing network technologies is so challenging and costly that it will take years to bring everyone affordable access. As part of our commitment to, we formed the Facebook Connectivity Lab to build new technologies — including aircraft, satellites, and wireless communications systems — to help solve…

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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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  • State of Connectivity 2015: A Report on Global Internet Access

    … State of Connectivity 2015: A Report on Global Internet Access, the second annual study by Facebook, takes a close look at the current state of global internet connectivity, how it has changed since 2014 and how we can use the data identified to generate new insights. At the end of 2015, estimates showed that 3.2 billion people were online…

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  • Mark Zuckerberg Is on the Run

    …. I’m going to run 365 miles, and I’d love for as many people in this community to join me as possible. Last year, I really enjoyed sharing A Year of Books with this community. It was fun to read along with thousands of people across the world. We’ll call this year’s challenge A Year of Running. I’ve set up a public group where we can all discuss our…

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