A day before he meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and a host of celebrities kicked off a campaign on Saturday to make Internet access universal.
Mark Zuckerberg is teaming up with Bono’s ONE organization to push for universal Internet access by 2020 to “give a voice to the voiceless and power to the powerless”. One of the big challenges, he said, is providing Internet access to areas that don’t even have electricity yet.
“Internet connections are a dynamic tool for sharing knowledge, creating opportunities, lifting communities out of poverty and promoting peace,” he added.
“By connecting more people in developing countries, we have an opportunity to create more than 140 million new jobs, lift 160 million people out of poverty, and give more than 600 million children access to affordable learning tools,” he said.