Facebook is exploring new heights. After acquiring certain social networking sites, the company is planning to bring free internet to the U.S.
Facebook And Free Internet For The Americans
Before bringing free internet to U.S., Facebook wanted to give the refugee camps the perks of having free access to the world.
According to the Washington Post, the plan of Facebook regarding free internet is intriguing. Mark Zuckerberg has been on a several meetings with the U.S. government officials and wireless carriers.
"While we have nothing to announce, Facebook's mission is to connect the world and we're always exploring ways to do that, including in the United States," a Facebook spokesperson explained regarding the controversial plan.
The social networking company also had meetings with smaller carrier companies that will help Facebook's plan in providing free internet. The aim of the company is to allow access of free internet to rural areas that has low-income.
Facebook wants to connect the whole world with the help of internet and it will start in United States.
In Relation To Free Basics
Free Basics was the first move that Facebook allows its users to access the social networking app without using their data. It was launched in 49 countries. Earlier this year, India banned Free Basics after finding out that it violated certain net neutrality guidelines, according to Digital Trends.
According to Gizmodo, the Federal Communications Commission has started its investigation about the Free Basics that Facebook introduced since India said that it violated net neutrality.
The investigation leads to suspicions on Facebook giving special treatments to chosen internet sites, in a report on CNET. Some carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile are offering their zero-rating service that is why Facebook is not meeting with the national carriers.