Quotable: Internet for the next 5 billion people
September 2, 2013 Editor 0
Extending Internet access, in an almost costless way, to the next 5 billion people is key for solving all social problems. Using the combined power of technology and social business will enable any individual anywhere in the planet to change the world in the fastest possible time. Internet.org will help transform a small piece of solution of a giant problem, in one unknown location, into a global solution.
– Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank, endorsing Facebook’s Internet.org project.
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