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Close to a couple of years ago, Facebook announced Internet.org. Internet.org was described then to be a global partnership that intends to make the Internet accessible to the other billions of people worldwide. It seems that this initiative has taken on a new level of expansion with Facebook inviting even more mobile operators to jump aboard the Internet.org bandwagon.

While Internet.org was announced two years back, Internet.org has just turned a year old this week, with Facebook having mentioned that it is ready to scale up the project in order to reach additional people. The social networking giant will make it easier for additional mobile operators to join the project through the launch of an online portal, where one can find technical tools as well as best practices to help them get off the ground.

To date, Facebook has been working alongside a dozen operators in 17 countries to work on an app that will allow folks to enjoy free access to a suite of basic Internet services. Facebook mentioned, “Internet.org brings new users onto mobile networks on average over 50 percent faster after launching free basic services, and more than half of the people who come online through Internet.org are paying for data and accessing the Internet within the first 30 days.”

It would be interesting to see how Internet.org is going to grow from here.

Filed in Computers. Read more about Facebook and Internet. Source: pcworld

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