Google buys drone maker Titan Aerospace2014-04-15 09:47 by Daniela
Tags: Google, Titan Aerospace
Google has acquired Titan Aerospace, a company originally sought by Facebook as a means to bring internet to remote parts of the globe. Titan Aerospace makes drones which can stay aloft for extended periods of time. The drones which fly well above the altitude where commercial aircraft fly and below where satellites orbit, can beam an internet signal from space.
The drones' primary function will be to help send Internet to places without a current connection at speeds as high as 1 gigabit per second, which - matching the speeds of fiber-delivered Internet -- utranks many developed countries. The US averages only 7.2 megabits per second as of 2014, according to the most recent Akamai "State of the Internet" report.
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