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Facebook's Plans to Build Drones

Facebook's Plans to Build Drones

Facebook is reportedly planning on flying drones overhead, to beam internet to new places.

The Facebook Connectivity Lab has been tasked with building drones, satellites and lasers and is currently preparing to carry out this airborne 'internet.org' mission.

Facebook is reportedly bringing in experts from NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, and members of Ames Research Centre, as well as key members from the UK-based Ascenta to complete the operation.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg said the goal is to deliver "affordable access to basic internet services available to every person in the world."

Penetration is low in developing countries without infrastructure, Turkey being the latest case this month, and less than three billion people are able to access the internet among a population of 7.1 billion.

Through conventional methods, Facebook has been able to connect more than three million new people to the internet in the past year.


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