Internet.org’s App Heads To Kenya, Its Third Country, Offering Free Access To Facebook And Other Services


TechCrunch

Facebook isn’t holding back getting Internet.org, its app providing free data access to resources and information, into the wild. The service launched in its first market (Zambia) at the end of July, came to Tanzania two weeks ago, and will now go live in a third country — Kenya — this week.

The move was announced by Facebook at the AfriCom event in South Africa this morning, and is being launched in partnership with operator Airtel, which is also responsible for bringing the app to Zambia.

For those who haven’t heard of Internet.org, the non-profit organization was launched by Facebook last year as a way to connect the estimated two-thirds of the world’s population who do not have internet access. Through Internet.org, Facebook is working with a bevvy of telecom and technology companies to enable users to gain access to certain services from their phone without cost.

In the case of Kenya…

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