Free internet in Colombia

Diego Molano, Mark Zuckerberg

Handout picture released by the Colombian Presidency press office showing Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (R) with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg during a meeting at Narino Presidential Palace in Bogota, Colombia, on January 14, 2015. (CESAR CARRION/AFP/Getty Images)

FREE INTERNET app launched in Bogota, Colombia by Facebook CEO of Mark Zuckerberg. With him on his left (right of photo) is President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia. This app was launched last Wednesday, January 14, which aims to bring his global internet-access initiative to Latin America.

Tigo, a local cellular phone provider set to mark history by giving even low-end mobile phone users in Colombia can now access the internet for free through its partnership.

Colombia is the fourth country where Zuckerberg is rolling out Internet.org, which aims to bring the Internet to the two-thirds of the world’s population that lacks access. It’s also available in Zambia, Kenya and Tanzania. It was Zuckerberg’s first time in Colombia and he took advantage of the one-day visit to hold the first-ever town hall meeting with Facebook users outside the United States.

The 30-year-old CEO answered questions about free speech, Internet connectivity and what he sees as media misconceptions about his company. The town hall held in Bogota was closed to the media but streamed online on Facebook.

Asked how much he knew about Colombia before his visit, Zuckerberg said he’s learned a bit about the country’s biodiversity and that he’s a big fan of Colombian pop singer Shakira. “I’m a really big fan. Yeah I guess that’s about it. I don’t speak Spanish but I like her Spanish music,” said Zuckerberg, laughing, before moving on to the next question.

I guess Philippines will not be his next Country to visit since the telcos here already offer FREE INTERNET, FREE FB and even FREE VIBER.

Source from mercury news.com

Handout picture released by the Colombian Presidency press office showing Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (R) with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg during a meeting at Narino Presidential Palace in Bogota, Colombia, on January 14, 2015. (CESAR CARRION/AFP/Getty Images)

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