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.


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

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