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Facebook to transmit internet connections to Africa from space

Facebook has reached has agreed a partnership with Eutelsat, a French satellite internet operator, to transmit internet connections to offline parts of sub-Saharan Africa from next year.

The deal is to have free internet beamed to some of the most remote parts of Africa via satellite.

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Through Facebook’s internet.org initiative, the company offers access to a number of services including weather, news, health and Facebook itself, for free. 

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