Drones are now a craze and mostly they are small but there is some big ones there and they are getting bigger,though this drone is different to what we are typically used to seeing and for a different purpose.Facebook have now got one that to sports a wingspan to that of a Boeing 737 and its called Aquila,below is a look Facebook’s Connectivity Lab.This is all an effort to bring the internet to those who have no access and is a pretty good idea..Google however is also testing other means such as satellites and high altitude balloons.

Mashable reports

The V-shaped, carbon fiber-layered prototype weighs between 880 lbs. and 1,000 lbs. — roughly the equivalent of a Toyota Prius — with a wingspan comparable to a Boeing 737 and is capable of flying at altitudes between 60,000 feet and 90,000 for three months at a time, Facebook global head of engineering Jay Parikh explained at an event at Facebook’s Menlo Park headquarters

The Aquila is just one part of Internet.org, the Facebook-backed organization that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg launched in 2013, aimed at bringing Internet connectivity to the remaining 10% of the world’s population who lack access. The service partners with local telecomm companies and developers to offer a free, basic Internet experience with access to things like Facebook, Wikipedia and BBC News.




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