Facebook has launched Express WiFi program in India and is planning a commercial rollout.
With Express Wifi, Facebook works with carriers, internet service providers, and local entrepreneurs to help expand connectivity to rural parts.
Express Wifi empowers local entrepreneurs to help provide quality internet access to their neighbors and make a steady income. Working with local internet service providers or mobile operators, they’re able to use software provided by Facebook to connect their communities.
“We are testing Express WiFi program in India that allows customers to purchase fast, reliable and affordable data packages from their local ISP to access the Internet via local hotspots,” a Facebook India spokesperson said [source].