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08/26/2013 01:33 pm ET | Updated Oct 26, 2013

Zuckerberg Explains Facebook's Plan to Get Entire Planet Online

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Mark Zuckerberg wants to get everyone on Earth connected to the internet.

Last week, in an effort to reach this lofty goal, the Facebook CEO announced the establishment of Internet.org, a consortium that allied his company with handset makers (Nokia, Samsung, Ericcson), a browser company (Opera), and network infrastructure manufacturers (Qualcomm, MediaTek). In a 10-page white paper shared on, yes, Facebook, he postulated that a connected world could address economic disparity and outlined a vision of even the poorest people connecting to low-cost, low-data versions of basic Internet services.

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