- Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg has announced plans on how company is ‘exploring ways to use aircraft and satellites to beam internet access down into communities from the sky.
- He took to his own timeline on Monday to announce that the company would be providing web access … from space.
- A new satellite called Amos-6 will make the web accessible from big chunks of sub-Saharan Africa, orbiting over the continent and serving what Zuckerberg characterized as “large parts of west, east and southern Africa”.
“Over the last year Facebook has been exploring ways to use aircraft and satellites to beam internet access down into communities from the sky…. “To connect people living in remote regions, traditional connectivity infrastructure is often difficult and inefficient, so we need to invent new technologies.”