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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

"Free Internet Services Comparable To What Libraries Offer"

Zuckerberg Compares Free Internet Services to Public Libraries and Hospitals

James Vincent | December 28, 2015

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has written a forceful defense of the company's plans to offer limited, free internet access in India, comparing free internet services like Facebook's Free Basics service with libraries and public hospitals. In an op-ed written for The Times of India, Zuckerberg says that although libraries don't offer every book to read and hospitals can't cure every illness, they still provide a "world of good," suggesting that just because free internet services only offer access to a limited number of sites — which, in the case of Free Basics, third-parties can apply to join but that Facebook ultimately controls — they're still an essential public service.


<more at; related links: (Mark Zuckerberg: Free Basics protects net neutrality. December 28, 2015) and (Mark Zuckerberg’s Latest Bid to Get India on Board With Free Basics: Internet Is Like a Library. Decenber 28, 2015) >

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