Facebook’s Internet.org initiative kicked off a year ago with the goal to provide free basic Internet access to users in developing countries.


Until today, the company worked along with just 12 mobile carriers across 17 countries, but is now signing up any telecom operator to provide basic free Internet access.

Facebook has launched a new portal that allows carriers to sign up for Internet.org and includes all the technical tools and best practices to get them started.

Internet.org was accused of being anti net neutrality earlier this year, following which Facebook opened up the service to all developers rather than just a select few.

Now, the company has opened up to more carriers which should ensure that Internet.org reaches a lot more countries and more people have access to free basic Internet.