Facebook ends initiative to provide wireless internet via drones

Source: Al Jazeera News

Facebook has cancelled its Project Aquila, a programme to develop drones to deliver high-speed internet to remote areas currently not connected to the internet.

According to Facebook, which started its development on the high-altitude platform station (HAPS) technology in 2014, many other companies have started to develop similar technologies, which has led to Facebook deciding not to continue the project.

Since the start of the programme, Facebook has been working on technology and policy to help the four billion people currently not connected to the internet gain access.

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