US-based social media giant, Facebook, has expanded its project to Colombia.

The project is a global partnership between technology leaders, non-profits, local communities and experts to connect more than two-thirds of the world currently without access to internet. It is currently only available in Zambia, Kenya and Tanzania.

According to the project website, “Making the internet available to every person on earth is a goal too large and too important for any one company, group, or government to solve alone.’s partners have come together to meet this challenge because they believe in the power of a connected world.”

Through, Colombian customers on the international mobile network operator, Tigo, can now access a number of free services including Agronet, an agriculture and rural development information resource, Wikipedia, UNICEF, Facebook Messenger, AccuWeather, MAMA and a few other international and local services.

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Gbenga Onalaja Author

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