Cellco Airtel Ghana has entered into a venture with social networking giant Facebook to launch Internet.org, an initiative aimed at making the internet more accessible in under-connected parts of the world; the service has been extended to Airtel’s pre-paid and post-paid subscribers. Via Internet.org, users will have free access to basic internet services for education, health, employment and communications, promoting the spread of knowledge and information across the country. Upon its launch, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg commented: ‘By connecting everyone, we hope to unlock even more opportunities for Ghana.’ Spearheaded by Zuckerberg, Internet.org is a collaboration between Facebook, Nokia, Ericsson and Qualcomm, alongside a number of other technology companies.
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