Facebook launched Internet.org in India on Tuesday. Facebook tie-up with Reliance to launch Internet.org. Facebook is about to help in providing internet at low cost. India is the 6th destination for launching Internet.org. Facebook took an initiative before a year & a half back. In this initiation, Facebook has six other partners, including Samsung & Qualcomm. Internet.org has been already launched in Tanzania, Colombia, Ghana and Zambia.
Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced this on his social network. He posted, “More than a billion people in India don’t have access to the internet. That means they can’t enjoy the same opportunities many of us take for granted, and the entire world is robbed of their ideas and creativity.”
This tie-up gives freedom to access 38 Websites freely, if you are Reliance Customers who have Internet-enabled handsets. These 38 Websites are mix of education music, weather, news and health sites. Facebook, Wikipedia, and Reliance Astrology are included in this list. And one fact is there is that 70% of Reliance’s customers are offline now. Those are expected to avail this again. it is the really awesome news for Reliance Communications.
Vice President of Internet.org, Chris Daniels at Facebook, said, “This is a big step forward in our efforts to connect everyone in India to the internet and help people discover new tools and information that can create more jobs and opportunities.”
Some facts are not still clear that, how Facebook and Reliance would bear the cost of the free internet service. Facebook said in the annual report of 2013 that it would continue to invest in such projects. “such as our commitment to the Internet.org initiative to increase global Internet access.”
So if you are Reliance customer and you have internet-enabled smartphone, you can use free internet. But this is only for limited websites. And this collaboration between Facebook and Reliance works for providing internet at low cost.