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Express Wi-Fi by Facebook launches in Kenya

Wednesday 29 March 2017 | 14:13 CET | News
Surf and Facebook have launched Express Wi-Fi by Facebook, low-cost internet solution rolled out by Facebook's Internet.org, in Kenya. The service will be commercially available in more than 100 hotspots across the greater Nairobi metropolitan area, with Surf also launching services in both the Mombasa and Kisumu city areas starting this week. Facebook will work with Surf, Internet Solutions, and local entrepreneurs to scale Express Wi-Fi to communities across Kenya.

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Categories: Internet / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Facebook / Internet Solutions
Countries: Kenya
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