Google isn’t the only internet giant concerned that it’s not easy for everyone to get online. While Google is experimenting with providing broadband access in hard-to-reach areas through a network of ballons, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is taking a different approach toward reaching the two-thirds of the world that’s not already online.

Today Zuckerberg introduced Internet.org, an effort to provide free and affordable internet access around the world by lowering the costs of delivery. Facebook is partnering with a number of tech companies including Nokia, Samsung, Qualcomm, MediaTek, and Opera to make that happen.

Of course each of those companies stands to benefit if the number of people using the internet were to triple in the next 10 years, although as Zuckerberg points out, the 2.7 billion people who are already online have more money to spend than the rest of the world combined.

Internet.org

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