Zuckerberg introduces Internet.org in Colombia
BOGOTA – Creator of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg recently visited the President of the Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, where he announced the launch of Internet.org. This project is to connect the whole country to the internet.
“Before today, only about 50% of Colombians had access to the internet. By launching the Internet.org app on the Tigo network today, we're giving people free access to basic internet services for jobs, health, finance and communication. By partnering with the Colombian government, we're also able to include e-government services for the first time, for education and agriculture,” Zuckerberg said.
“Colombia is the first country in Latin America where we've launched Internet.org, and it's the fourth in the world after Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya.”
Zuckerberg hopes to spread Internet.org to more countries soon and he also indicated that he’s excited to continue on the path of connecting the whole world.