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Facebook Plans to Beam Internet from the Sky with Lasers

posted: 07/02/15
by: Danny Clemens
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Facebook is working on a project that uses laser technology to beam Internet access from the sky, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced.

Zuckerberg posted the following statement to his personal Facebook account earlier this week:

As part of our Internet.org efforts, we're working on ways to use drones and satellites to connect the billion people...

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday, July 1, 2015


The vague announcement follows news last month that Facebook had scrapped an ambitious plan to provide low-cost Internet access to the developing world via a $500 million satellite.

Both initiatives are part of Zuckerberg's Internet.org initiative, which aims to "make affordable access to basic internet services available to every person in the world".

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