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Facebook switches on low-cost internet in Kenya

Tuesday 7 March 2017 | 08:52 CET | News
Facebook has switched on its low-cost Internet in Kenya's Nairobi, with telecom firms able to earn significant revenue from users of the social networking site, reports Business Daily. 'Express WiFi' by Facebook, which is a joint project with Surf, a local ISP, went live in Nairobi and its environs about three weeks ago after previous launches in Uganda, Nigeria and India.

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