Facebook, together with Vodafone Ghana, has launched an Express Wi-Fi facility in the residential areas of Ghana.
The service provides people living in remote areas that lack fiber optic cables access to carrier-grade Wi-Fi.
Accessible in areas like Nima, Jamestown, Kanda, Pig Farm, and Abossey Okine, the package aims to bridge the gap between Ghanaians and the internet.
Yolanda Cuba, CEO – Vodafone Ghana said: “We are effectively saying to the communities where we cannot deploy fiber that there is a solution we can give. And, we are giving connectivity at the cheapest rate in Ghana”.
Vincent Sowah Odotei, Deputy Minister for Communications commended both organizations for the enterprise and talked about how Vodafone and Facebook’s work is in line with the local government’s efforts to put more people on the internet.
Uche Ofodile, Regional Head of Africa – Express Wi-Fi by Facebook said, “Express Wi-Fi aims to reduce barriers to connectivity such as limited infrastructure and high data costs, giving more people, such as small business entrepreneurs and developers, the opportunity to connect and build community.