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Facebook Creates Solar-Powered Internet Plane

A clever solution to delivering Internet connectivity in uncovered areas.

Around this time in 2013, Facebook announced its plans to connect the world through Internet.org – its online initiative to develop Internet accessibility in lesser-developed countries. The plan, while still active, was met with criticism for its invasion of net neutrality and its favoritism towards Facebook itself. It seems as if Mark Zuckerberg and friends are preparing their response to that feedback now, taking the wraps off of its new solar-powered aircraft called Aquila. Measuring in at the wingspan or a Boeing 737, the Aquila will coast at an altitude between 60,000 and 90,000 feet in the air and deliver Internet connectivity to areas without it. Once deployed, Facebook hopes the Aquila will stay in-air for up to 90 days thanks to its specially-engineered solar panels.

to peep the official video from Facebook and be sure to leave thoughts below.

Source: ENGADGET