Building connectivity to get people online, connected to technology and information, is key for this Information Age to continue, to thrive and flourish, and to bring knowledge to people who have historically been left behind. Still, the idea of the behemoths of Google and Facebook, who value every bit and byte of information that they can get off of everyone, being involve in this is scary. In the vein of “if you don’t know what the product is, then you are the product”… Facebook and Google are working to make millions of people in Africa their new products.

Tech companies are betting on improving connectivity in Africa to ensure that millions of potential customers get—and stay—connected to the internet.

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