According to Mashable article, “Zuckerberg Wants to Bring the Whole Planet Internet Access,” Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg hopes to one day allow the entire globe to fully utilize the “world wide web.” It states that only 2.7 billion people currently have access to internet and can actually afford it.
In order to make this a reality, Zuckerberg and afﬁliates such as Ericsson, Nokia, and Samsung, created Internet.org. This organization is the start and foundation for a future where hopefully internet will be available to the other two-thirds of the world which cannot access it. On the website Internet.org, a United Nations Human Rights Council report quotes, “The internet boosts economic, social and political development, and contributes to the progress of humankind as a whole.”
One way of reaching people in the less developed countries, is smart phones which are efﬁcient for running less expensive internet services. According to an article in The New York Times, the organizations behind Internet.org plan to radically change smartphones and the networks which provide internet to them, so that “they transmit more data while using less battery power.”
Even though this is a fantastic idea to better the world entirely, as well as connect the world globally online, Internet.org needs the support of other businesses to back it up. “No one company can really do this by itself,” Zuckerberg quotes in The New York Times article. Supporting company Qualcomm is working on a chip for smartphones which will “stretch a phone’s battery life, slice the amount of data needed to transmit a video and extend the reach of mobile networks through tiny devices similar to Wi-Fi It is essential for other businesses to join this movement and even betters the economy as a whole. For instance, Google and Microsoft have their own movements similar to this one, and as Internet.org gains affiliates, business profits will rise for the companies who can now expand to less developed countries they never dreamed
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