Founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, on Friday announced a partnership with Airtel that will allow people to browse Facebook for free on the network.
“Today we’re launching Internet.org in Ghana – giving people on the Airtel network access to free basic internet services for education, health, jobs and communication.
“Right now only about 12% of people in Ghana are connected to the internet, but connectivity is already improving people’s lives and communities. By connecting everyone, we hope to unlock even more opportunities for Ghana and people like Dauda Musa.
“Dauda runs a mobile money transfer business in Accra, and as the number of people with mobile phones has grown over the past few years, more people are using his service for business or to share money with friends and family.
“Ghana is the fifth country we’ve connected through Internet.org — after Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya and Colombia. Thank you to our community for your support and for pushing to bring Internet.org to more countries as we continue on our path to connect the whole world.”
Airtel Ghana has already begun running adverts telling that public that they can surf Facebook on the network for free.
Source: Graphic Online