Facebook CEO announced in 2015 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the company would partner with Qualcomm, Nokia and others tech companies to connecting the parts of the globe in not connected through Internet.org.
Part of the innovation is called Express Wi-Fi which has now been launched in Nairobi. Surf, an Internet Service Provider will enable users in Kenya to subscribe and connect to affordable internet services.
Users can buy bundles plans through the Surfspot site or Authorized Agents which can be used on wifi enabled devices such as mobile smartphones, tablets, computers and can be purchased for daily, weekly or monthly use.
Surfspot Data bundles will also be available via Lipa Na M-Pesa Till # 199265. No M-Pesa surcharges will be included when purchasing plan rates.
Facebook announced that “With Express Wifi, we’re working with carriers, internet service providers, and local entrepreneurs to help expand connectivity to underserved locations around the world”
Express Wifi is expected to empower local entrepreneurs to help provide quality internet access to their neighbors and make a steady income, the company adds.
Express Wi-Fi is now in Kenya, Uganda and Nigeria after successfully launching in India late 2016.