Mark Zuckerberg has big plans for the future of the Internet, and the old-fashioned dial tone has a role to play — at least metaphorically.
In an interview with Wired published Monday, the Facebook CEO talked at length about his newest project, Internet.org, a non-profit whose mission is to bring Internet access to everyone on the planet. Even with partners like Nokia, Samsung and Qualcomm as part of the team, however, the goal is a lofty one; but Zuckerberg has a vision for what he wants — at least to start.
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to bring Internet access to everyone. Late Tuesday he announced the launch of Internet.org, an initiative to bring Internet access to the two-thirds of the world’s population that can’t get online.
Only 2.7 billion people have Internet access, with Internet adoption growing by less than 9% annually.