Express Wifi, a new program by Facebook that lets phone owners in India purchase data from local internet service providers. This program is for internet service providers, and local entrepreneurs to help expand connectivity to undeserved locations around the world. They’re able to use software provided by Facebook to connect their communities.
Last Year, Facebook initiated free internet access service in India with the name of “Free Basics“. But India banned Facebook’s Free Basics program, launched in February 2015 on the grounds it violated net neutrality.
With the use of this service, people can explore news, education, health, job postings, entertainment, and communication tools like Facebook. In a pilot version with 125 rural wifi hotspots already tested. India is a prime market for Facebook.
Facebook initiative will be more likely to become users of the social network – rather than a competitor – according to Ian Fogg, an analyst at IHS Technology.