Facebook’s ‘2G Tuesdays’ Slow Down Internet for Employees

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As part of its effort to develop apps and services for mobile markets worldwide, Facebook has begun giving employees the opportunity to experience for themselves the slow mobile Internet speeds found in developing countries. “2G Tuesdays” are a new weekly occurrence, during which employees connecting to Facebook at work will be asked whether they want to limit their speed to 2G for an hour.

If you don’t remember how slow 2G was, consider yourself lucky — it’s a fraction of a fraction of the 4G speeds many of us enjoy today.

“We hope this will help us understand how people with…

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