SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is vowing to press on with his 3-year-old effort to bring the developing world online, even after Indian regulators banned one of the pillars of the campaign.
He says the banned service, Free Basics, is only one program in his Internet.org campaign, so he can proceed with other initiatives.
Indian regulators banned Free Basics this month because it provided access only to certain pre-approved services — including Facebook — rather than the full Internet.
Zuckerberg is speaking at the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona, Spain.
Zuckerberg says every country is different, and “the model that has worked in one country may not work in another.”