Facebook has hired Kevin Lo, former general manager of Google Fiber, as Director of Infrastructure Connectivity and Investments. In his new role, he will help shape Facebook’s strategy and investments to build wireless technologies and ecosystems.

Mr. Lo announced the appointment on his Facebook page:

Dear Friends,

Over 4B people are not online, and the majority who do use the Internet live on ‘2G’ speeds. The Internet can provide new opportunities for engagement, education and economic growth. However, it’s become increasingly clear that we’re leaving a lot of folks behind.

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.

Facebook has worked hard over the last decade to make the world more open and connected — from partner oriented initiatives like OCP and TIP, to new wireless connectivity technologies and long haul fiber optic cables. I’m thrilled about the opportunity to work with like-minded colleagues in leveraging Facebook’s open and collaborative approach to innovation.

Moving global connectivity forward is a big challenge. If you share our passion to connect the whole world, please reach out!

Best, Kevin

Mr. Lo will report to Jason Taylor, Facebook’s vice president for Infrastructure.

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