Thursday, May 4, 2017

Facebook launches Express Wi-Fi in India to bring rural areas online

After a failed effort to offer free internet access (with strings attached) to people in India, Facebook has now launched Express Wi-Fi, a service that lets users log on to Wi-Fi networks hosted by local partners, for a nominal fee. And unlike Free Basics, this program grants access to all of the web – or at least, as much as the Indian government allows. Following tests that began back in 2015, Express Wi-Fi is now live across nearly 700 hotspots in four Indian states of Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Meghalaya. Users can log on by purchasing physical and online vouchers…

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