Let's face(book) it: altruism only enters the business dictionary when profit is directly involved. Saying you wish for free and easy access to information is fine, but India was correct in noting that the including of specific sites to be free (zero-rated) while others, chosen at the discretion of the providers, were not is really a way to make it so people only visit the zero-rated sites.
The main goal is not universal freedom of internet access, but expanding the market of FB.
That being said: if someone can provide a truly free internet to impoverished countries the access of information can be beneficial, though the method of access would also have to be guaranteed. Though I am not altogether sure if this would just create more Reddit users or actually lead to the furtherment of information.