Only 1 out of every 3 people can go online.
Why aren’t more people connected?
Devices are too expensive.
Service plans are too expensive.
There’s no mobile network to connect to.
Content isn’t available in the local language.
Awareness of the value of internet is limited.
Availability of power sources is limited.
Networks can’t support large amounts of data.
Together we can remove these barriers and give billions of people the power to connect.
- “They’re going to use it to decide what kind of government they want. Get access to health care for the first time ever. Connect with family hundreds of miles away. Getting access to the internet is a really big deal.”“The goal of Internet.org is to make internet access available to the two thirds of the world who are not yet connected, and to bring the same opportunities to everyone that the connected third of the world has today.”
- “Half a dozen of the world’s tech giants, including Samsung, Nokia, Qualcomm and Ericsson, have agreed to work with [Facebook] as partners on the initiative, which they call Internet.org.”“We believe it’s possible to build infrastructure that will sustainably provide affordable access to basic internet services in a way that enables everyone with a phone to get online.”