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Facebook abandons its Project Aquila flying internet plan

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Facebook is giving up on its plan to create drones that beam down internet connectivity, the company has confirmed.

 
Project Aquila, first announced in 2014, failed to achieve the long flight times managed by airborne connectivity efforts from rivals including Google.
 
In one test, Facebook’s craft suffered a broken wing as it came in to land.
 
...However, Facebook's efforts paled in comparison to Project Loon, a similar idea using high-altitude balloons rather than drones. It is being worked on by X, the experimental arm of Google parent company Alphabet.
 
Project Loon balloons have flown more than 15 million miles of tests, the company has said, with the longest continuous flight lasting almost 190 days. In 2017, the balloons were used by residents of hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.

https://www.bbc.com/...nology-44624702


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Thankful for this considering how bad Internet.com was.


And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future.






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