Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has always felt the need to be part of something great. His latest venture is bringing free internet to Europe.
He recently revealed Facebook’s plans for free internet through a project called Internet.org, and it aims to connect everyone around the globe. He added that his company will start the project by prioritizing the countries with the most unconnected people. They will work with network operators and governments to start the project.
Internet.org brought basic mobile internet to countries in need
The service has already been launched, bringing basic mobile internet to the following countries: Kenya, Columbia, India and Tanzania. Zuckerberg defended the project from one user who complained it is limited to basic service. He said having a little connectivity is better than no connectivity at all.
Many people take the internet for granted, but there are many throughout the world who have zero internet access.. Zuckerberg’s ultimate goal is to change that and make internet access equal. The European Commission wants all Europeans to have internet speeds of at least 30Mbps by the year 2020 and about half of all Europeans to have internet speeds over 100Mbps by then. For now, there is quite the variance of speeds and quality as well as uptake of services across the entire continent.
Zuckerberg opened up during a one hour interview, and he also revealed some interesting facts about himself and his company. He admitted that he works about 50 to 60 hours a week. He also shared his excitement for the expansion of Facebook Messenger’s payment system. Another thing he shared was that Oculus VR will go beyond gaming.
He said the goal of virtual reality programs was to give people the opportunity to experience anything. The ultimate goal is to give people the opportunity to try things people otherwise couldn’t do.