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Facebook is going to beam free satellite Internet to Africa

Most days, you don't even think about life before the Internet. You use the Web for so many everyday tasks and fun, from chatting with friends to shopping on Amazon, that you can't imagine life without the Internet.

Which is why it is so shocking how many people around the world do not have Internet access. Some 57% of people around the world don't have reliable Internet connections, according to the United Nations. Worse, 90% of people in the world's poorest countries don't have reliable Internet connections.

Which is why the efforts of some of the richest companies to provide free and easy-to-access Internet connections is sorely needed. And it's why the efforts of companies like Facebook to provide that access are so worthwhile. You'll give this news a big Like on Facebook.

Facebook is greatly expanding free Internet access to people living in sub-Saharan Africa. Facebook began providing its free, easy-to-access Internet to the world's least connected countries in 2013, when it formed Internet.org.

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