Facebook Reveal Huge Drone Prototype for Internet Services

/ 2 years ago


With many parts of the world still without internet, Facebook have been working hard on finding cool and innovative ways to get people connected, no matter where they are in the world. This goes as far as satellite technology, standard broadband connections and now, drones.  While the technology is still in its early stages, these prototype drones as seen in the picture above, are solar-powered and capable of beaming internet data back and forth from users to other ground stations and satellites.

Below you can see how they worked to create the crafts wings, with Facebook saying they drones will be huge, with the wingspan of a 737 and the weight of a car, which is pretty light given their size, but these things have been designed to stay in the air for a very long time between stops.

For those with poor internet connections, this is really cool. For places with no internet, these drones could be deployed on a short or even a long-term basis to create a high-speed connection where ever and when ever they’re needed!

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