Facebook unveils Internet.org app

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Facebooks announced the launch of the Internet.org app in Zambia.

"A year ago, I announced Internet.org, our effort to bring affordable internet access to everyone in the world," said Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg.

"Over the past year we've been working with mobile operators around the world to deliver on this goal. We're starting to see this vision become a reality, and we've already helped 3 million people access the internet who had no access before."

With this app, people can browse a set of useful health, employment and local information services without data charges. By providing free basic services via the app, we hope to bring more people online and help them discover valuable services they might not have otherwise.

The Internet.org app will be available first to Airtel subscribers in Zambia before it is rolled out to other parts of the world.

Through the Internet.org app, Airtel customers in Zambia will have basic access to:

AccuWeather
Airtel
eZeLibrary
Facebook
Facts for Life
Google Search
Go Zambia Jobs
Kokoliko
MAMA (Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action)
Messenger
Wikipedia
WRAPP (Women’s Rights App)
Zambia uReport

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