Facebook may have found an affordable way to provide internet access to some of the world’s most remote communities. Many of these areas lie in extremely poor rural parts of the world, where local governments have not been able to establish reliable infrastructure for internet and other telecommunications. All of this is part of Facebook’s goal to provide reliable internet access to everybody in the world, making information more easily accessible for all. The company just successfully tested a type of drone that is proposed to fly in the skies over these remote areas, providing a wi-fi hotpot for those close by.
Facebook Successfully Tests Drones That Will Deliver Internet Access To Remote Areas
For many, the whole idea may seem outlandish, but it all seems to align with Mark Zuckerberg’s initiative to get the whole world connected. He believes that all people should have a right to access information, and to be able to get online. There are still a lot of governmental hurdles to cross before Facebook can start flying their drones all willy nilly across the world, but proving that the technology works is a critical first step.
Not only would the idea be successful, but it is chalked up to being incredibly affordable when compared with the alternative cost of establishing a reliable telecommunications networks all over the globe. Through wireless transmission, these drones will be able to provide immediate access when they are in the area, so connectivity may not be available around the clock.
Other companies like Google may be focused on bringing high speed connectivity to major metropolitan areas across the US, but at least one company has the vision and the financial backing to be able to do something potentially great for the rest of the world.
Facebook Successfully Tests Drones That Will Deliver Internet Access To Remote Areas.