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Facebook’s detailed open-source maps show the gaps in global internet connectivity

To bring people the internet, first you have to figure out where there is no internet. That’s why Facebook this week released a series of maps that begin the process of charting the gaps in access and connectivity around the world. The first set of maps, made available on Nov. 16, include Pretoria in South Africa, Lilongwe in Malawi, and the Ghanaian capital Accra, as well as cities in Haiti and Sri Lanka. The social media giant hopes to increase connectivity around the world by collecting data to better understand the challenges facing unconnected communities.

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