Ganesh and Bharat Nimbalkar, via Facebook
Mark Zuckerberg has taken to Facebook (where else) to welcome the next wave of people now able to get online through an extension of the social network’s relationship with Indian utilities giant Reliance. The Free Basics service, renamed back in September, was initially rolled out earlier this year in Mumbai, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Chennai, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, but now theoretically offers internet access to each of India’s estimated 1.3 billion people. Zuck said: Ganesh struggled with traditional farming methods in a region plagued by droughts, but last year he started using Free Basics – accessing services like AccuWeather, which…

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