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Facebook To Launch Free Internet For Africa

The internet remains inaccessible in many parts of the continent. But that could soon change.

Facebook plans to launch a satellite next year to get people in far-flung areas online.

The satellite will cover large parts of west, east and southern Africa.

The social network giant is partnered by French company Eutelsat, with the project forming part of Facebook’s controversial Internet.org initiative.

Some competitors have slammed the plan, saying it’ll gave Facebook and its partners an unfair advantage in developing internet markets.