Facebook ‘Acqui-Hires’ Community Cellular Network Provider Endaga

Facebook’s latest acqui-hire is aimed at bolstering its push to connect everyone in the world to the Internet.

Facebook’s latest acqui-hire is aimed at bolstering its push to connect everyone in the world to the Internet.

The founders of Endaga, which makes boxes that enable community cellular networks, announced in a blog post that they were joining Facebook and disbanding the company.

CEO Lance Condray and co-founders Kashif Ali, Kurtis Heimerl and Shaddi Hasan wrote:

In 2012, in partnership with a local primary school, we set up our first community cellular network in Papua, Indonesia. It was just a box tied to a tree in the center of town, but we saw firsthand the impact that the system had on that rural community and, more broadly, how important it is to overcome barriers to connectivity access.

We founded Endaga to bring this vision of community cellular networks to everyone who still lacks access to network connectivity worldwide. Over the past year, our team has worked hard to empower communities in this way, and we believe Facebook’s mission to connect the world aligns perfectly with this vision. We’re excited to continue finding ways to connect people as we work with the amazing team at Facebook.

As part of this, members of our team will be joining Facebook and we will wind down our business operations. We will be reaching out to individual customers and partners, but if you have any questions or concerns, please let us know by emailing us at hello@endaga.com.

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