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RCom logs into brand Facebook to give free access to 33 websites

These websites are across eight categories — social media, news, career, education and knowledge, sports, health and social welfare and search engine Bing.

“About 70 per cent of people in India don’t have access to Internet. We need to connect a billion people to the Internet. We are happy to announce that with Facebook we will offer free access to 33 popular websites,” RCom Chief Executive Officer for consumer Business, Gurdeep Singh said here.

The free websites include Facebook, ecommerce portal OLX, Cleartrip, TimesJobs, Babajob and sports website ESPN Cricinfo. The service has been initially launched for Reliance customers in Mumbai, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Chennai, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. “We are committed to launching it on pan-india level within 90 days,” Singh said. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a video message said that last year his organisation had rolled out free basic services to countries with more than 150 million people total across Africa and Latin America and more than 6 million people, who were not connected to the Internet, are now connected with it.
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