Facebook expands affordable, fast internet access in India

According to a news report, Facebook has strategically partnered with Indian internet service providers (ISPs) D-Vois and Netplus with the aim of expanding affordable internet access for all in India. Through the partnership, the ISPs will leverage Facebook Connectivity’s Express Wi-Fi platform to launch public Wi-Fi hotspots across Bengaluru and several cities in Punjab.

Express Wi-Fi, according to the report, is a ‘software platform that enables mobile operators, satellite operators, and ISPs to build, grow, and monitise their Wi-Fi businesses in a sustainable and scalable way.’ Partners in more than 30 countries currently use the platform to provide affordable access to millions of users.