“Which is why, whenever we talk about the challenge of ending global poverty, we need to talk about the challenge of global connectivity. The time has come to connect the world.”
“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.”
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.