Facebook to deploy drones to spread internet access

"We're going to continue building these partnerships, but connecting the whole world will require inventing new technology too," Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg wrote.

Facebook to deploy drones to spread internet access

World Bulletin / News Desk

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of the social media website Facebook, has announced plans to use drones, satellites and lasers to help two-thirds of the world connect to the internet.

His announcement comes after Google also announced similar plans to spread internet connectivity using super-pressure balloons in the hope of expanding their online empires by reaching out to new audiences.

Zuckerberg's plans include solar-powered drones and geosynchronous satellites, according to the BBC. These drones and satellites are expected to use infrared laser beams to transmit signals.

"We're going to continue building these partnerships, but connecting the whole world will require inventing new technology too," Zuckerberg wrote.

Drones, originally used as weapons of war and surveillance, are now becoming more widespread in different fields. Amazon recently announced that it planned to introduce drones to deliver order items to customer addresses.

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