It is quite different to the world wide web which was created in the UK by English scientist Tim Berners-Lee in 1989. The world wide web is an open source information space where documents and other web resources are identified by URLs, interlinked by hypertext links.
Computing historian Tom Lean added that people are confused about the two terms all the time.
He told the BBC : "People mistakenly conflate the internet and the world wide web all the time.
"But while Britain may not have invented the internet, not only was the web co-invented by a Brit, BT themselves rolled out the world’s first service that was a lot like the world wide web, Prestel, back in the 1980s.
"Sadly BT closed Prestel in the early 1990s, because they couldn’t interest enough people in using it."
Facebook has been working with Samsung, Ericsson, MediaTek, Opera Software, Nokia and Qualcomm since 2013 to bring affordable access to internet services in less developed countries.
The project, founded as Internet.org, has reached 37 countries in Africa, Asia and South America, with several other countries slated to receive access.
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