Facebook has just released a free internet app which aims to bring internet access to remote parts of the world.
Facebook has just launched their new web access app in Zambia with more countries to follow.
The new app, Internet.org is designed to let mobile users access a set of health and employment services as well as local information. All of this comes completely free and is part of Facebook’s way of bringing the internet to the world.
The app also allows free access to AccuWeather, Google Search, Wikipedia, Women’s rights services and of course, Facebook.
Currently the app is available to Airtel subscribers in Zambia but Facebook has plans to roll it out to more service providers and more countries.
Facebook’s aim is to expand the internet out to more than 5 billion people who currently do not have the capability to access it.
Zuckerberg announced the app in a blog post this morning stating, “we believe that every person should have access to free basic internet services- tools of health, education, jobs and basic communication.”