Facebook/Mark Zuckerberg Mark Zuckerberg shares his plans on his Facebook page.
The group is called Internet.org which aims to provide the Net as an option among 5 billion people who do not have currently the privilege of accessing the same. Only around 2.7 billion people are privileged enough to access the Net, which means that two thirds of the global population do not have access to the Net.
Zuckerberg's FB post said that Facebook has been able to empower people to get connected with one another. Joining and connecting the "knowledge economy" still poses a big challenge, especially in the countries that are still in their developing stage.
Zuckerberg further said that Internet.org is going to build up a partnership worldwide to work together on overcoming such challenges which include making the Net accessible to everyone who cannot afford it at the moment.
Opera, MediaTek and Ericsson are among the founding members who will be developing projects together for sharing knowledge as well as mobilizing governments and industry to bring the world together online, added Zuckerberg.
Zuckerberg's post also said that Facebook has been successfully facing the challenge of connecting the world. Over 1 billion lives are connected through the Web site. On the other hand, it is far more daunting to connect 5 billion more, as Facebook must be able to solve one basic issue: no Internet access to those.
Zuckerberg considers providing the Net to everyone as among the biggest challenges the present generation must face. He has apparently jotted out a "rough plan" that outlines what Facebook has been doing in order to solve the issue. The plan also said how the industry can come together for the purpose of connecting 5 billion lives.
One of the three main issues which Internet.org is going to focus on at the moment is it is going to make sure that the Net is affordable. This will be done through developing specific technologies which are going to decrease the cost of delivering data.