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Facebook to launch low-cost Wi-Fi service in India


NEW DELHI: Social networking site Facebook has remained defiant about its free net initiative and said it is taking a look at innovative ways to provide connectivity in the country.

Facebook vice president for mobile and global access owner Kevin Martin said at the India Economic Convention 2015 that the social-networking giant is planning to launch a special Wi-Fi service in India which would aid in subsidizing the cost of accessing net.

“We are rolling out a kind of Wi-Fi service at a lower cost which is trying to adjust cost issue in other countries and looking out to do that in India,” Martin said at the convention.

Martin added that Facebook’s net service would come without commercial and videos, thereby consuming lesser bandwidth and benefiting users.

They added that Facebook’s connectivity lab has been working with drones and unmanned aerial vehicles to lower the cost of service to people.

Martin also reiterated that the social networking giant supports the idea of net neutrality and initiative is to enable people to recognize the importance of net by providing access to basic web service free of information cost.

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