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Facebook Looks To Test Drones For Linking Unconnected Areas, Says Report

Facebook reportedly is in talks with multiple countries to host trials of its Aquila drones, which it wants to use to deliver internet to unconnected or underserved areas. Several countries may be involved in the trials. “Some of the countries that are really clamoring to host this first demo have huge regions where there is zero or very poor internet connectivity,” Martin Gomez, Facebook’s director of aeronautical platforms, said on the sidelines of a Royal Aeronautical Society drone conference in London, The Wall Street Journal reported. Demonstrations could take place in 2018, though an exact schedule hasn’t been fixed.

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