Facebook has begun taking steps to beam free high-speed internet to the remote parts of Kenya in a move likely to scare local telecommunications firms. Together with French based satellite provider Eutelsat, the two firms will accelerate data connectivity in Sub Sahara Africa with a focus on Kenya and Nigeria.
Sourced through Scoop.it from: globserver.cn
The satellite programme will rely on Facebook’s internet.org platform which has sparked controversies for not reaching its target audience worldwide.
The application allows users to freely access the web for a limited all of time, but some websites will be blocked.
Meanwhile, Facebook’s excitement over Kenya which has 2.2 million people active on the site daily may not last long.