• State of Connectivity 2016: Using Data to Move Towards a More Inclusive Internet

    … and private sectors. This is a first step towards creating an open data commons that addresses connectivity and use of the internet. We understand that data only becomes valuable when it is converted into actionable insights. That’s why asked The EIU to produce a series of briefings that highlight key takeaways across countries and regions…

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  • 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 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…

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  • Facebook Open-Sources Community Cellular Manager

    … and tooling, dramatically lowering the expense of bringing access to areas far from traditional centralized infrastructure. Heimeri, Muir and Hasan also detailed a CCM deployment: In the Philippines, we’ve partnered with Globe Telecom and the University of the Philippines to practically validate this model of rural access. The first network…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Social Facebook- 14 readers -
  • 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…

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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

    … in a blog post: Free Basics provides basic mobile websites and services for free to people around the world, providing them with an on-ramp to the internet and demonstrating the value the internet can provide. Free Basics will launch in Nigeria with more than 85 free services dedicated to health, education, jobs and finance. To date, we estimate…

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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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