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Facebook is beaming free Internet access to Africa

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Oct 07, 2015 01:03 AM
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by Cat DiStasio last modified Oct 06, 2015

Facebook is expanding its plan to beam internet to remote areas of the Earth, using a solar-powered drone flying high above the ground. The social networking giant has been working on the internet connectivity project since 2013, and it’s just been announced that a partnership with French satellite operator Eutelsat Communications aims to get more people in Africa online by using satellites to beam internet specifically to areas where connectivity is currently impossible due to the gaps between...




 

 

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Facebook is expanding its plan to beam internet to remote areas of the Earth, using a solar-powered drone flying high above the ground. The social networking giant has been working on the internet connectivity project since 2013, and a new partnership with French satellite operator Eutelsat Communications aims to get more people in Africa online by using satellites to beam internet specifically to areas where connectivity is currently impossible due to the gaps between mobile networks.

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