Facebook's Satellites, Drones Will Soon Deliver the Internet Worldwide

The world's No. 1 social network Facebook announced Thursday that it's working to troubleshoot the technical and financial obstacles to bringing the Internet to the rest of the world with a team that it's calling Facebook Connectivity Lab.

Facebook Inc is harnessing satellite, drone and laser technology, a costly effort to beam basic Internet access to every person in the world.

Mark said in his post that our effort to connect the whole world with Internet.org, we've been working on ways to beam internet to people from the sky.

Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday in a post on Facebook that Facebook is hiring “key members of the team” from Ascenta, a U.K. company whose founders created early versions of the world’s longest-flying solar powered drone.

"Today, we're sharing some details of the work Facebook's Connectivity Lab is doing to build drones, satellites and lasers to deliver the internet to everyone." Zuckerberg said in his post.

"Our goal with Internet.org is to make affordable access to basic internet services available to every person in the world." Mark Zuckerberg said in his post.

He gave few specifics and did not specify a time frame.

Mark said, Our team has many of the world's leading experts in aerospace and communications technology, including from NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab and Ames Research Center. Today we are also bringing on key members of the team from Ascenta, a small UK-based company whose founders created early versions of Zephyr, which became the world’s longest flying solar-powered unmanned aircraft. They will join our team working on connectivity aircraft.

Facebook also said it had hired a five-member team that worked at Ascenta, a British company whose founders created early versions of the Zephyr, which Facebook said held the record for the longest-flying solar-powered unmanned aircraft.

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