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Facebook is Launching a Free WiFi Program for Students in NC

— July 16, 2014 — Pop Culture
Believing in the power of connectivity, Facebook recently announced they will be instituting a free WiFi program for high school students. Students in the Rutherford County School District in Forest City, North Carolina will be receiving free wireless internet access as part of this pilot program, launched one year after the unveiling of Internet.org.

This test includes 75 to 100 homes, but that range is expected to increase soon. The free WiFi program is part of Facebook's global initiative to get the entire world online and increase internet connectivity in developing countries.

There have been rampant rumors of teens leaving Facebook for months, so this high schooler-targeting campaign could be Facebook's response to the issue.
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