Facebook working on laser technology to deliver internet2015-07-02 09:44 by Daniela
Tags: Facebook, laser, Internet
Facebook intends to use lasers to connect people around the world as part of its Internet.org initiative. The company's CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced that employees from his Connectivity Lab have been working on a laser communications system to beam data from the sky.
It is expected that drones/planes and satellites will be able to send Internet via laser links anywhere in the world. If this technology succeeds, the project will dramatically increase the speed of sending data over long distances.
"Our Connectivity Lab is developing a laser communications system that can beam data from the sky into communities. This will dramatically increase the speed of sending data over long distances," Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg today said on his social media page.
"As part of our Internet.org efforts, we're working on ways to use drones and satellites to connect the billion people who don't live in range of existing wireless networks. Normally you wouldn't be able to see the actual beams," Zuckerberg added.
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