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Internet.org is a partnership between social networking services company Facebook and six companies (Samsung, Ericsson, MediaTek, Opera Sof...

WHAT IS INTERNET.ORG??

Internet.org is a partnership between social networking services company Facebook and six companies (Samsung, Ericsson, MediaTek, Opera Software, Nokia and Qualcomm) that plans to bring affordable access to selected Internet services to less developed countries by increasing efficiency, and facilitating the development of new business models around the provision of Internet access.



the main objective of internet.org is to provide internet to those class of people who cant afford internet. so internet.org is prioritized in those countries where internet connectivity is low and not affordable. with in a coming years more than 80% of the population wil have access to internet provided by internet.org

While the Internet helps make the economy more efficient due to increased interconnectivity, the gap between the top 1 percent and the rest of the world has still increased drastically. Developing countries’ insufficient access to the Internet has only furthered this inequality. In an effort to lessen the divide, Facebook (FB) founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg launched Internet.org to provide the entire world with affordable Internet access.

Over the past decade, the Internet has transformed nearly all aspects of everyday life from business transactions to communication. The economic benefits are unprecedented, contributing significantly to gross domestic product, fueling the creation of new industries, and creating some of the world’s youngest billionaires. Yet while many users in developed countries consider Internet access a basic human right, global Internet access remains is non-existent in several developing nations. In 2013, 84 percent of Americans were connected to the Internet while only 12.3 percent of Ghanaians had access during the same period. A large majority of the unconnected population reside in developing countries including Africa, Latin America and parts of Asia.

Meanwhile, the wage gap between the top 1 percent and the rest of the world has widened at an unprecedented pace. Connecting the populations of developing countries to the basic Internet standards found in industrialized nations would have profound economic benefits. It’s estimated that long-run productivity could increase by as much as 25 percent and generate $2.2 trillion in additional GDP. There would also be profound health and educational benefits. However, bringing Internet access to developing countries has several barriers to entry including lack of digital literacy, incentives, income and infrastructure necessary to support networks.





countries where internet.org is launched:

July 2014: Zambia
October 2014: Tanzania
November 2014: Kenya
January 2015: Colombia
January 2015: Ghana, with Airtel
10 February 2015: India with Reliance Communications
18 March 2015: Philippines with Smart Communications
31 March 2015: Guatemala with Tigo
20 April 2015: Indonesia with Indosat
10 May 2015: Bangladesh with Robi
13 May 2015: Malawi with TNM and Airtel
28 May 2015: Pakistan with Telenor Pakistan
5 June 2015: Senegal with Tigo
19 June 2015: Bolivia with VIVA
South Africa 1 July 2015

for more information
https://internet.org
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