Friday, October 07, 2016
Facebook wants basic Internet service for low income people to follow "It's free"
Facebook wants to set up partnerships with wireless providers that would enable Facbeook to help low income families get limited “free” Internet, possibly around the world as well as here. Brian Fung has a detailed story in the Washington Post.
But some providers, like Comcast Xfinity, are starting to offer very low cost basic Internet.
The underlying controversy is the same as in the content area: how can you compete with “It’s free”?