31 Mar '15, 2pm

Facebook to test its enormous internet-beaming solar drone this summer

It’s important to emphasize that this is strictly at the testing stage, but the drone is designed to cruise some 60,000 to 90,000 feet in the air and use lasers to beam high speed internet to remote corners of the world. Initially they predict the drones could stay aloft for three months at a time, but in future they could stay in the skies for longer. According to the New York Times , Facebook imagines a fleet of 1,000 of these craft beaming internet across the globe (though not in competition with existing carriers).

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