Posts tagged: Internet access

Facebook launches Aquila solar-powered drone for internet access

Social media company plans to start testing the craft, which is intended to provide internet access to remote areas, within months By: Alex Hern Facebook has revealed its first full-scale drone, which it plans to use to provide internet access in remote parts of the world. Code-named “Aquila”, the solar-powered drone will be able to […]

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Bigbelly’s Wi-Fi-enabled, solar-powered bins could lead to smarter cities

By Stanley Goodner If you’re walking down the street and your mobile device suddenly detects a Wi-Fi hotspot, stop and take a look around – you may see one of Bigbelly’s solar-powered, Wi-Fi-enabled, recycling/garbage bins nearby. With the help of New York city-based Downtown Alliance, Bigbelly has been conducting a pilot test in which two […]

Facebook To Use Drones For Intenet Access

Earlier this month we heard that Facebook was in the process of purchasing solar drone maker Titan Aerospace, and that the company would use these drones for Internet access. The deal between Facebook and Titan Aerospace has yet to be confirmed, but Facebook has now announced a new project which will use solar powered drones […]