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Internet.org Strives to Cast Net to Billions

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Five billion people around the globe don’t have access to the internet. That’s more than 2/3 of the world’s population. And the number is only growing at a snail’s pace of 9% per year.

And while that might seem like a trivial thing — critics say, “they need food, they need water, they need shelter… not the internet!” — think about this: The internet is a tool that connects us all, supplies information, and becomes a means to self-reliance for those who can tap into its power.

Mark Zuckerberg (yes, the creator of Facebook) has founded Internet.org, a global partnership between technology leaders, nonprofits, communities and experts, to make the internet accessible to the billions who don’t yet have it.

No one should have to choose between access to the internet and food or medicine.

Internet.org partners will join forces to develop technology that decreases the cost of delivering data to people worldwide, and helps expand internet access in underserved communities.

BILLIONS RISING, SELF-RELIANCE FOUNDATION 

A 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization

Federal Identification Number (EIN): 46-3416157

P.O. Box 6654
San Rafael, CA 94903
USA