Thursday, January 28, 2016

Facebook drones bring the Internet to remote areas

Facebook drones bring the Internet to remote areas

The aerial drones are small devices that are unmanned and used remotely. Every day they have more profits. Some within the military complex more practices as in the  parcel delivery or just a fun way to entertain children and adults. But the drones Facebook will play a new role.

Facebook intends to make the Internet accessible to everyone, especially to those living in less developed areas of the planet. For that reason and with other companies in the industry created a name Internet.org initiative whose main objective is the one mentioned, give everyone a basic service that they are able to surf the Internet. Keep in mind that according to a recent study published in February by Internet.org only 40% of people in the world connects at least once a year to the Internet. uneven Percentage if we divide developing countries, 29.8% and developed, 76.2%. Match these figures is the target drones Facebook.

Mark Zuckerberg, founder of the  social network, just announced that it will form the drones of Facebook with which Internet.org will facilitate connection to the network of the most isolated areas . In the words of Mark itself: The final design will have a size of wings larger than a Boeing 737 but will weigh less than a car. You will receive energy from solar panels on its wings and have the ability to stay at altitudes above 18 kilometers per month.

The drones Facebook used to help 10% of the population living in remote areas and do not have the necessary to surf the Web infrastructure. It is similar to Project Loon of Google that wants to put balloons at high altitude with a similar purpose. Obviously Facebook wants in this way to increase its figure of 1.4 million users. No doubt that is an interesting project.

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