Facebook chief exec starts group to boost Web access around world -->
The new group, Internet.org, includes partnerships with mobile-device makers
"Everything Facebook has done has been about giving all people around the world the power to connect,' Zuckerberg said. "There are huge barriers in developing countries to connecting and joining the knowledge economy. Internet.org brings together a global partnership that will work to overcome these challenges.'
The new group, which follows
Other partners include Web-browsing company
"We are committed to shaping the
In a white paper Zuckerberg said the "knowledge economy' is the future, and more people should be able to join it with access to the Internet while still enabling the industry to boost profits and build infrastructure.
"We believe it's possible to sustainably provide free access to basic Internet services in a way that enables everyone with a phone to get on the Internet,' he wrote. "Today, the global cost of delivering data is on the order of 100 times too expensive for this to be economically feasible yet.'
Already, the company has invested more than
Zuckerberg is expanding his influence into broader issues beyond his day-to-day duties as CEO of the
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