Late last year Facebook hosted the first Summit in New Delhi, India. The Summit, and keynote from Mark Zuckerberg, addressed barriers to internet connectivity and explored ways to provide internet access to more than a billion people in India who aren’t yet connected.

Today, Facebook and Reliance Communications are making the internet available to millions of people in India through the launch of the app and free basic services. This is the first time the app will be available in the region.

Reliance customers in six Indian states (Tamil Nadu, Mahararashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala, and Telangana) will now have access to more than three dozen services ranging from news, maternal health, travel, local jobs, sports, communication, and local government information.

The full list of services includes:

Reliance customers in India can access these services in the Android app, at, from the start screen of the Opera Mini mobile web browser, and using the Android app UC Browser for Most of the services will be available in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Gujarati and Marathi.

This is a big step forward in our efforts to connect everyone to the internet, and to help people share their ideas and creativity with the entire world. We’ll continue to improve the experience and roll it out to other parts of the world.