Facebook announces improvements to the drone that will take the internet to remote areas

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As you surely know, Facebook is one of those companies that today has a project underway where they are working on developing the best way for anyone, wherever they may be, to have access to the internet. This project is known as Free Basics by Facebook and aims allow free internet access to all people in the world, even to those that are in remote areas and difficult to access.

For this, instead of opting for other types of ideas such as using atmospheric balloons, Facebook engineers have developed a very special drone that they have baptized as Eagle, which already had its first experimental trip during the month of July 2016 and that a few days ago it was able to successfully carry out a second test flight in the desert of Arizona, United States.

Facebook continues to make slow progress in its drone with which they will offer free internet access worldwide

In this second flight test and contrary to what happened in the first, the Facebook solar drone did manage to land without any difficulty after making a flight of one hour and 46 minutes duration at an altitude of 914 meters. Undoubtedly relevant improvements compared to the first experimental flight, although still far from the expectations they have on Facebook about this project where they expect it to reach a height between 1.800 and 3.000 meters.

Undoubtedly a project that can provide elements of great global interest such as access to free information. On the other hand, as has been commented, this free network system for everyone could have its dark side and it is none other than allowing access only to the pages that both Facebook and its collaborating partners want so if you would have free internet access but just a tiny part of it.


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