Facebook reveals plan to wire the planet

Facebook and fellow internet.org memebers Qualcomm and Ericsson have released a white paper that offers a blueprint for a massively scaled-up internet.

Titled “A Focus on Efficiency” and available here as a PDF, the paper’s premise is that internet.org members want to make sure the five billion folks currently offline get the chance to access the internet in coming years, but that “the current global cost of delivering data is on the order of 100 times too expensive for this to be economically feasible”.

To fix that up, the paper says we need to reduce the “underlying costs of delivering data” and use less data “by building more efficient apps”.

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