Today, at an event in Bogotá, Colombia, Mark Zuckerberg and President Juan Manuel Santos announced the availability of Facebook’s Internet.org app for Tigo customers in Colombia.
Through the app, Tigo customers in Colombia will have free access to government services including: Instituto Colombiano para la Evaluación de la Educación, an education assessment service and Agronet, a service that provides information on agriculture and rural development.
This is the first time the Internet.org app is available in Latin America, and it’s also the first to include government services as part of the other free basic services in the areas of education, health, communication, jobs, finance, and local information.
The full list of free services includes:
- 24 Symbols
- BabyCenter & MAMA
- Girl Effect
- Instituto Colombiano para la Evaluación de la Educación
- Para la Vida
- Su Dinero
Making the internet accessible through a set of basic services can lead to more people getting online and discovering services they might not have otherwise. We’ll continue to add additional services and bring the app to other parts of the world.