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Facebook exec: Our plan to get rid of internet dead zones is 'around the corner' - Yahoo Finance;

Facebook exec: Our plan to get rid of internet dead zones is 'around the corner' - Yahoo Finance

Yahoo FinanceFacebook exec: Our plan to get rid of internet dead zones is 'around the corner'Yahoo FinanceFacebook's director of connectivity programs, Yael Maguire, announced on Wednesday the next step in the social network's ambitious goal of bringing the internet to everyone. At Facebook's (FB) annual F8 conference, Maguire announced a set of new ...and more »

Facebook is making a helicopter that delivers internet access during disasters - TechRadar;

Facebook is making a helicopter that delivers internet access during disasters - TechRadar

TechRadarFacebook is making a helicopter that delivers internet access during disastersTechRadarA massive part of Facebook's long-term plan to "build community" is to connect the world with the internet. From routers to drone planes, Facebook has done just about everything to deliver on that promise, but today it introduced one more method. The ...and more »

Facebook is building a helicopter to help deliver internet access in emergencies - BGR;

Facebook is building a helicopter to help deliver internet access in emergencies - BGR

BGRFacebook is building a helicopter to help deliver internet access in emergenciesBGRAfter building a solar-powered plane to help deliver internet access nearly two years ago, Facebook is once again building another aircraft to deploy the internet — this time, in the form of a helicopter. Unveiled at its F8 developer conference, the ...and more »

Talking fiber, drones and open-source hardware with Facebook's Yael Maguire - TechCrunch;

Talking fiber, drones and open-source hardware with Facebook's Yael Maguire - TechCrunch

TechCrunchTalking fiber, drones and open-source hardware with Facebook's Yael MaguireTechCrunchFacebook has been putting a lot of resources into improving internet connectivity in rural areas. At first, that may seem like a distraction for the social networking giant, but Facebook takes its mission to connect people pretty literally. And to do ...and more »

Facebook building helicopter drone to bring Wi-Fi to disaster zones - TrustedReviews;

Facebook building helicopter drone to bring Wi-Fi to disaster zones - TrustedReviews

TrustedReviewsFacebook building helicopter drone to bring Wi-Fi to disaster zonesTrustedReviewsFacebook has revealed it is developing an unmanned helicopter drone it hopes to fly into disaster zones to restore connectivity when the online infrastructure has been damaged. The VW Beetle-sized Tether-tenna chopper will dangle fiber and power cables ...and more »

Facebook is testing a small helicopter drone to bring the internet to disaster areas - Quartz;

Facebook is testing a small helicopter drone to bring the internet to disaster areas - Quartz

QuartzFacebook is testing a small helicopter drone to bring the internet to disaster areasQuartzFacebook is on a quest to bring the internet to the half of the world that doesn't have it yet—presumably so that it can sign them all up for Facebook. The company's newest idea for bringing the internet to areas that are traditionally underserved ...and more »

Facebook is building a helicopter-drone to restore Internet during disasters - Neowin;

Facebook is building a helicopter-drone to restore Internet during disasters - Neowin

NeowinFacebook is building a helicopter-drone to restore Internet during disastersNeowinAt its F8 Developer Conference, Facebook today unveiled what it has dubbed the “Tether-tenna”. It's a helicopter that is the size of a Volkswagen Beetle, tethered to a line of fiber and electricity. Since electricity from the tether powers the ...and more »

Facebook developing internet-equipped helicopter for emergencies - Police News

Facebook developing internet-equipped helicopter for emergenciesPolice NewsAccording to the Verge, the company said the small aircraft, named “Tether-tenna,” would be deployed during an emergency, tether to fiber and electricity lines and provide an internet signal to a wide area. “When completed, this technology will be able ...and more »

Facebook talks connectivity through drones, helicopters at F8 2017 - Digital Trends;

Facebook talks connectivity through drones, helicopters at F8 2017 - Digital Trends

Digital TrendsFacebook talks connectivity through drones, helicopters at F8 2017Digital TrendsFacebook's latest connectivity tech could deliver internet in rural regions, disaster areas, and dense cities. Facebook wants to connect the billions of people in the world who lack an internet connection, and it's launching a volley of solutions at ...and more »

Terragraph, Aquila, Tether-tenna and how Facebook is trying to connect the world - Mashable;

Terragraph, Aquila, Tether-tenna and how Facebook is trying to connect the world - Mashable

MashableTerragraph, Aquila, Tether-tenna and how Facebook is trying to connect the worldMashableFacebook took a few minutes during the second day of its developer conference F8 to remind us that it's still trying to connect the entire world — not just to each other, but to the internet. With the Telecom Infra Project, Facebook is working to ...and more »

Facebook sets new records in millimeter-wave data transfers - FierceWireless;

Facebook sets new records in millimeter-wave data transfers - FierceWireless

FierceWirelessFacebook sets new records in millimeter-wave data transfersFierceWirelessEarlier this month, Facebook set three new records in wireless data transfer, including a record point-to-point data rate of 36 Gbps over 13 km. Share Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print. Facebook has been tallying up the breakthroughs in millimeter ...and more »

How Facebook wants to redefine urban wireless connectivity with Terragraph - TechRepublic;

How Facebook wants to redefine urban wireless connectivity with Terragraph - TechRepublic

TechRepublicHow Facebook wants to redefine urban wireless connectivity with TerragraphTechRepublicAt its F8 developer conference, Facebook explained how it would use its Terragraph wireless system and computer vision software to extend the capabilities of fiber in cities. By Conner Forrest | April 19, 2017, 11:55 AM PST. Email; Print; Reddit ...and more »

Facebook tests 'Tether-Tenna' to beam down the internet from helicopters - GeekWire;

Facebook tests 'Tether-Tenna' to beam down the internet from helicopters - GeekWire

GeekWireFacebook tests 'Tether-Tenna' to beam down the internet from helicoptersGeekWireTether-Tenna demonstration Yael Maguire, who heads the Facebook Connectivity Lab, shows off the Tether-Tenna system during Facebook's F8 developers conference in San Jose, Calif. (Facebook Video). Facebook is adding tethered helicopters known as ...and more »

Facebook to Deliver Internet via Drones - Yahoo Finance

Facebook to Deliver Internet via DronesYahoo FinanceFacebook Inc.'s (FB) long-term plans to have internet everywhere in the world just took a step forward. It has created a way to use an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), more commonly known as a drone, to deliver broadband to remote areas. Another related ...and more »

Facebook wants to beam the internet down from helicopters - KTVZ;

Facebook wants to beam the internet down from helicopters - KTVZ

KTVZFacebook wants to beam the internet down from helicoptersKTVZSAN FRANCISCO (CNNMoney) - Facebook has long dreamed of putting the internet -- and its social network -- into everyone's hands. It's getting closer. At the Facebook F8 developer conference on Wednesday, the company shared the results of its tests ...and more »

Facebook's Helicopter The Tether-tenna Will Deliver Internet Access In Crisis Situations - Wccftech

Facebook's Helicopter The Tether-tenna Will Deliver Internet Access In Crisis SituationsWccftechFacebook just announced a very interesting plan. It is apparently in the process of developing a small helicopter that can be deployed in emergencies to deliver internet access. Interesting, right? At the F8 conference in San Jose, the company said ...and more »

Facebook is working on a helicopter to deliver internet access in emergencies - Vanguard Daily;

Facebook is working on a helicopter to deliver internet access in emergencies - Vanguard Daily

Vanguard DailyFacebook is working on a helicopter to deliver internet access in emergenciesVanguard DailyDubbed Tether-tenna, the small helicopter is envisioned to be deployed in emergency situations where internet access is much needed. In a blog post, the company says that the next-gen vehicle, a small helicopter tethered to a fiber line and power ...and more »

Facebook's latest drone delivers internet during a disaster - Engadget;

Facebook's latest drone delivers internet during a disaster - Engadget

EngadgetFacebook's latest drone delivers internet during a disasterEngadgetInternet connectivity is kind of like air: something we take for granted until we can't get it. To help make communications easier during disaster scenarios, Facebook has come up with the "Tether-antenna." At its simplest, it's a small, unmanned ...and more »

In urban cities, Facebook's expands Internet connectivity via wireless antennas, computer vision - The Tech Portal;

In urban cities, Facebook's expands Internet connectivity via wireless antennas, computer vision - The Tech Portal

The Tech PortalIn urban cities, Facebook's expands Internet connectivity via wireless antennas, computer visionThe Tech PortalFrom the very beginning, Facebook has been all about connecting every individual on the face of the Earth to the internet — or more specifically their platform. There is no doubt the social media giant has been working to bring connectivity to far ...and more »

Facebook is developing a helicopter to deliver internet access in emergencies - The Verge;

Facebook is developing a helicopter to deliver internet access in emergencies - The Verge

The VergeFacebook is developing a helicopter to deliver internet access in emergenciesThe VergeFacebook is developing a small helicopter that can be deployed in emergencies to deliver internet access, the company said. Speaking at the F8 conference in San Jose today, the company said that the helicopter, dubbed “Tether-tenna,” would provide ...and more »