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.
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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.