Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook Plan to Connect Everyone to the Internet

  “I think that connecting the world will be one of the most important things we all do in our lifetimes”-Mark Zuckerberg     Yesterday while reading Mark …

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“I think that connecting the world will be one of the most important things we all do in our lifetimes”-Mark Zuckerberg

 

Mark Zuckerberg,Founder Facebook

 

Yesterday while reading Mark Zuckerberg’s proposal on connecting the next 5 billion people around the world, the question: Is connectivity a human right? reverberates in my mind as I look at the low connectivity and the issues around that in a developing nation like Nigeria- where a major problem and deficiency in infrastructure is constantly militating against the reality of such plans.

Read what  Mark has to offer the next 5 billion people as he sets plan to get them all on facebook:

Today, only  2.7 billion people — a little more than one third of the world’s population — have internet access. Even more surprising, internet adoption is growing by less than 9% each year,which is slow considering how early we are in its development and that it is expected to slow further.

There are more than 5 billion mobile phones in the world, with almost 4 billion feature phones and more than 1 billion smartphones. As smartphone prices come down, many people who currently have feature phones will be able to afford smartphones over the next 5 years. It’s easy to assume that when people get smartphones they’ll also have data access. It’s hard to even think of what it means to have a smartphone without data. But it’s not a given. Even though projections show most people may soon have smartphones, the majority of them still won’t have data access.

 

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