Just last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced to the world that the social media networking site has 2 billion users. In addition to the 2 billion Facebook users, Zuckerberg also revealed aspirations to give 4 billion people— more than half the world’s population— something we all take granted for on a daily basis— internet access.
The internet access will be provided via drones. Sources from The Yuma Sun reveal that Facebook successfully completed a drone flight in Arizona. The first test run ended in a crash a year ago.
In a Facebook post Zuckerberg wrote, “No one has ever built an unmanned airplane that will fly for months at a time, so we need to tune every detail to get this right.” According to Complex , Aquila roughly weighs 1,000 pounds with a wingspan wider than a Boeing 747.
No word yet as to when Zuckerberg and Facebook plan on actually accomplishing their goal of worldwide internet access.
Source(s): Complex, The Yuma Sun