Facebook founder launches free Internet project in Colombia

Jan 14, 2015 5:50 PM by News Staff

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg traveled to Colombia on Wednesday to bring his global Internet-access initiative to Latin America

In an event with President Juan Manuel Santos, the billionaire explained how even low-end mobile phone users in Colombia will now be able to access for free a limited number of websites thanks to a partnership with a local cellular phone provider, Tigo.

Colombia is the fourth country in the world where Zuckerberg is rolling out Internet.org, which aims to bring the Internet to the two-thirds of the world's population that still lack access

It's Zuckerberg's first time in Colombia and he took advantage of the one-day visit to hold the first-ever town hall meeting with Facebook users outside the United States.

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