Google buys wireless signal transmitting drones

Google and Facebook have been competing in innovative ways to increase internet access globally and tap into previously untouched markets.

Google buys wireless signal transmitting drones

World Bulletin / News Desk

Google has beaten Facebook in the race to by high altitude drones from Titan Aerospace to spread internet access across the world.

The drones were bought for an undisclosed fee on Monday night from the New Mexico-based firm.

The solar powered drones, which can fly non-stop for years, will make wireless signals available to parts of the world in which internet access had previously been non-existent.

"Titan Aerospace and Google share a profound optimism about the potential for technology to improve the world," a Google spokesman announced.

"It’s still early days, but atmospheric satellites could help bring internet access to millions of people, and help solve other problems, including disaster relief and environmental damage like deforestation. It’s why we’re so excited to welcome Titan Aerospace to the Google family," he said.

Google and Facebook have been competing in innovative ways to increase internet access globally and tap into previously untouched markets.

Considerably cheaper and easier than using the traditional undersea and underground cables to spread internet access, wireless signals are now being transmitted from drones and balloons. 

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