Our ability to build communities at Facebook depends on people being connected. Communities come in all sizes and across all regions, but many aren't currently being served by traditional methods of connectivity. Urban areas don't have enough bandwidth to support more devices running more data-heavy experiences, while in remote communities the technology is often too expensive to deploy.
We are working to help change that. We know that collaboration — being open — helps us increase the pace of innovation. For example, participating alongside leading operators and other ecosystem leaders as part of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) is helping us bring together a community to help solve the connectivity challenges of communities around the world — creating community to connect communities.
We're also focused on developing next-generation technologies that can help bring the cost of connectivity down to reach the unconnected and increase capacity and performance for everyone else. We know that there is no silver bullet for connecting the world; no single technology will get the job done.
Rather than look for a one-size-fits-all solution, we are investing in a building block strategy — designing different technologies for specific use cases which are then used together with partners to create flexible and extensible networks.