In a video call, AMLO invites Zuckerberg to bring the Internet to all of Mexico

‘It would help us to improve communication, connection, education, and health; but we want it to be low-cost non-profit, “the president told Facebook’s CEO.

The president Andrés Manuel López Obrador held a videoconference Tuesday with Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, to present the project to bring internet to the whole country.

The 20% of the poorest population lives along 80% of the country; that has little or no internet access, and seeks to communicate those 300,000 locations that do not have the service. “We have the entire electric network, which covers 95% of the country, which has fiber optics to be able to communicate to all of Mexico,” the president told the businessman.

“It would help us to improve communication, connection, education and health; but we want it to be low-cost non-profit, “he added.

In addition, the president told him that “we care about his support, so we want to share the project with Facebook. If you consider it important, we invite you to participate in partnership with the government (…) it would be extraordinary for Facebook to help improve the country’s connectivity, especially for the benefit of the poor. “

“You do not have to travel frequently abroad, now we can communicate through video conferences. So I talked today with Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook and main shareholder of WhatsApp and Instagram. The theme is to fulfill the commitment that there is internet for everyone, “explains the video on the president’s YouTube channel.

Source: forbes

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