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D-Link taps Facebook on Wi-Fi routers for SMBs

A new partnership with D-Link is one small moving part in Facebook's larger plan to get everyone online -- not to mention grab more user data.
Written by Rachel King, Contributor

Facebook is frequently touting its ambitious goals to bring wireless Internet to everyone worldwide under its Internet.org scheme.

A new partnership with D-Link is one small moving part with that idea in mind.

D-Link introduced a new wireless router on Thursday aimed at small business providers that would like to treat customers to free Wi-Fi.

Facebook is making that free connectivity possible with the condition that patrons log into the social network and check in at the respective company's Facebook page.

Other than that, D-Link assured that users don't have to enter any additional codes or be pressed to sign up for more services.

The deal could be construed as a win-win-win so long as the customers are comfortable with sharing location and shopping behavior information.

Specs-wise, the D-Link 11AC Router sports 1750Mbps Wi-Fi with 802.11ac along with an SPI firewall and WPA2 security measures.

Priced at $149.99, the D-Link 11AC Router with Facebook Wi-Fi is available now.

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