Facebook hires Google Fiber co-founder Kevin LoLo managed Google's ISP for five years, and will 'help improve global connectivity' at Facebook.
As Facebook continues its plan to help connect people around the world to the internet, it's finding help from Google. Recode reports that former Google Fiber exec and co-founder Kevin Lo has been hired to help Facebook make infrastructure deals for its connection efforts. Facebook told the outlet Lo will not be working on Free Basics, and that it has no plans to start an ISP of its own, but even wireless tech like Terragraph nodes or drone-delivered internet will need to connect to a backbone somehow. In a Facebook post confirming the move, Lo said he's going "help shape our strategy and investments with partners to build wireless technologies and ecosystems that improve global connectivity."