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Facebook vows to make web access more affordable

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, Qualcomm Inc and four other companies have been enlisted by Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook Inc's for a project aimed at bringing internet access to people around the world who can't afford it, mirroring efforts by Google Inc. and others, Reuters has reported. The project, called internet.org, has been launched Wednesday, and will focus on enabling the next five billion people without access to come online, Zuckerberg said. "The goal of Internet.org is to make internet access available to the two-thirds of the world who are not yet connected and to bring the same opportunities to everyone that the connected third of the world has today," he said.