How Facebook and Google’s Plans to Boost Internet Access Advanced in 2015

By | December 24, 2015

This year Google and Facebook’s efforts to get more of the world’s population online got much more serious—but also hit some setbacks.
Some 3.2 billion people in the world are now online, the United Nations estimated late in November. That leaves 56.6 percent of the human race unconnected. And in the past year growth in the number of people who are connected slowed—the U.N. pegs it at 6.9 percent for 2015, down from 7.4 percent in 2014.