Source :Financial Express 5 May 2017
Two years after testing its pilot project, Facebook on Thursday launched its “Express Wi-Fi” commercially in India. Express Wi-Fi, that is a part of Facebook global initiative to expand internet connectivity, is now commercially available via 700 hotspots spread across four states of Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Meghalaya.
Apart from India, the programme is currently active in Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria, and Tanzania. Facebook is currently working with a number of local Internet Service Providers and 500 local entrepreneurs to spread net connectivity.