The Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg announced that India will be the first to connect billions around the world to the internet while the social networking is growing with Reliance Communications to initiate the internet.org app in a country where there is a great demand on smartphones.
The app offers a very attractive feature that enables the users to have the opportunity to use free basic internet services that includes health services, education, jobs and communication.
One day, we will connect everyone, and the power of internet will serve every community across India and the world. That day is coming.
Zuckerberg posted this message on Facebook. “But to continue connecting the world, we have to connect India.”
What Zuckerberg is pertaining to on his message was the over 1 billion of India’s 1.2 billion Population that still doesn’t have an access to the internet , yet using
a mobile phone seem to be common to most of them nowadays . In fact at the end of December , users of mobile phones in India had reached to a
number of 994 million . In contrast to the number Indians who are internet users which is only over 243 million at the end of 2014 while 86 of them had broad band access.
Zuckerberg continued while he narrated his story as he recalled his visit to a small village in India called Chandauli last October , he had seen students who were learning to use the internet for the first time. “Knowledge and tools were starting to make life better for everyone,” he said.
Launching of the internet org is Facebook’s main objective which will first start in six states namely Tamil Nadu, Maharashita, Andhra Pradsh, Gujarat, Kerala and Telangana
until it continues on slowly across the country. Gurdeep Singh , chief executive of Reliance Communications presumes that through this
application 60 million users will gain knowledge to data for the first time including the privilege of receiving basic services .
Customers of RCom will be able to have the privilege to get through more than a dozen services that varies from news, maternal health , travel , local jobs, sports ,
communication and local government information. Not only can they have the access to Facebook , Rcom subscribers can also browse 33 other websites.
“Over the last year, we’ve rolled out Internet.org free basic services to countries with more than 150 million people total across Africa and Latin America,” Zuckerberg said.
“More than 6 million people are already connected to the Internet who previously weren’t.”