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Facebook, Free Internet Service and Drones

Mark Zuckerberg is excited to offer unrestrained Internet access to the entire world. What’s his plan to make this happen? Facebook is working on a new drone called the “Aquila” which has a 42 m wingspan and beams a signal providing free Internet to areas lacking traditional infrastructure.

In the post, Zuckerberg said that “Giving people free access is the right thing to do. We will keep connecting more people and more countries, and we won’t stop until every person in the world can connect to the Internet.

The image accompanying the post hinted at a new UAV called “Aquila,” which will be used to beam down Internet connectivity from above. The UAV will have a wingspan of 42 m and fly at a height of 18-27 km. In flight, Aquila will be able to provide service coverage to approximately 40-80 square km.

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By | 2017-08-31T15:25:07+00:00 June 1st, 2015|Drone Applications, Drone Technology, Drones|Comments Off on Facebook, Free Internet Service and Drones

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Mr. Michael Robbins, who resides in Northern California, is our drone tech expert with over 30 years of experience. He started his career building gas powered UAVs at age 12. He has since earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Design and Engineering and is AutoCAD certified. He has worked with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, Hearst Castle, CNN, Adobe, Oracle, HP, Cisco Systems, Discovery Channel, National Geographic and NASA. With a passion for aviation, Mr. Robbins spends his spare time studying for his Commercial Pilot’s License.