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Facebook plans to launch low-cost Wi-Fi service in India

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facebookSocial networking site Facebook is planning to launch a special Wi-Fi service in India which would help in subsidising the cost of internet in the country.

Facebook Vice President for mobile and global access policy Kevin Martin said, “Our connectivity lab has been working with drones and unmanned aerial vehicles to lower the cost of service.”

He added that special Wi-Fi service will be available at a lower cost. Moreover, the service will be available without advertisements and video, improving the internet speed.

The social network giant also announced that it will not withdraw its controversial zero-rated platform internet.org from India. It is reportedly planning to open it up to newer telecom operators to provide internet access to the unconnected.

Emphasising that internet.org does not violate the principles of net neutrality, Martin said that it offers an opportunity to all developers to grow and facilitates internet access to the unconnected across the world.

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