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Introduction

Mark Zuckerberg’s dream to provide free basic Internet has started to take shape with the introduction of Internet.org, an app-based service listing websites that can be accessed without paying anything to the service provider.

Highlights

  • Guatemala has a large population living below the poverty line and Tigo is one of the major operators; therefore, an alliance with Facebook will help a large number of subscribers access free basic Internet.
  • Guatemala’s government has been very supportive of Internet.org. It has urged other operators to participate so that an even larger portion of the population can be covered.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses various aspects of Internet.org and analyzes its benefits.
  • Reveals the services that are free of cost under Internet.org.

Key questions answered

  • How does Facebook's initiative help people to gain information free of cost?
  • What are Facebook's future plans for Internet.org and how is it planning to involve technology to expand its reach?

Table of contents

Summary

  • In brief
  • Ovum view
  • Recommendations for Tigo Guatemala
  • Recommendations for other service providers

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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