Former FCC Chairman Kevin Martin Signs On With Facebook As Director Of Access Policy
Martin joins as a vice president and will be responsible for policies that affect Facebook’s Internet.org project, among others. Facebook is in the process of launching a fleet of
“Kevin’s deep experience in technology and communications policy, along with his creativity and strategic vision have already proven invaluable to our mission to connect the world and we are thrilled he is joining the Facebook team full-time,” Facebook VP of global public policy Joel Kaplan said in a statement.
Facebook has been developing the Internet.org project for some time and has indicated that it plans to spend billions to reach people in remote regions of countries that have limited Internet access. The project features other big names in the tech industry, as well, including Ericsson, Opera Software, and Samsung.