The revolutionary Facebook has hired a co-founder of Google’s Fibre high-speed Internet project to beef up its Internet connectivity team. According to the media reports the social networking site has hired Kevin Lo as its Director of Infrastructure Connectivity and Investments to help lead Facebook’s partnerships such as Terragraph – a project to bring Wi-Fi to dense urban areas and Facebook’s partnership with the another giant Microsoft to build a fibre optic cable.
Lo today confirmed his appointment on his official page, saying that he wants to bring onboard over four billion people who lag behind in terms of using high-speed Internet services.
“…so I’m excited to let you know I’m joining Facebook this month as Director of Infrastructure Connectivity and Investments. I’ll help shape our strategy and investments with partners to build wireless technologies and ecosystems that improve global connectivity,” he informed via facebook page.
Lo was with Google from 2010 and co-founded the company’s Fibre project, along with managing its product, business, and operations. He left the company in 2015, shortly before its reorganisation and new name in August, the report quoted from his LinkedIn profile.
In April, Facebook hired Google’s Regina Dugan who ran the company’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) division.