Facebook to connect three million Ugandans with 500 miles of fiber

Facebook will connect three million Ugandans with 500 miles of fiber.

Only about one in five Africans have access to the internet, which means four in five can’t access Facebook.

The social network is partnering with mobile operators Airtel and BCS in Uganda to lay underground fiber and deliver internet to more than three million people.

The initiative, similar to a Alphabet (formerly Google) project in the U.S., is its latest effort to “connect everyone in the world.”

Photo credit: UgandaMirror.com

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