Facebook will expand its social wifi network across Australia by opening up hotspots in several cities, including Sydney and Melbourne.
The social networking giant said in a statement it would be opening up more of its networks across the country, with more than 1 million social wifi access points already in use in Sydney and Adelaide.
“The number of social wifi users in Australia is growing rapidly and we’re delighted to be expanding our social network to more locations across the state,” the statement read.
Facebook said it was “proud to partner with social networks across Australia” to provide access to the internet.
It added that in 2016 it became the first company in the world to install 500,000 social wifi nodes across Australia.
Facebook operates more than 2.5 million social networks, including its news feed, which is a vital source of information about its users.
Facebook’s Australian offices have been in Melbourne since the end of 2014, when it was spun off from its Australian headquarters.
Facebook has been expanding its network across the continent since it took over the social networking business from Facebook Inc in 2015.