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

Facebook'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 ...

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

A 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 ...

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

After 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 ...

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

Facebook 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 ...

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

Facebook 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 ...

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

Facebook 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 ...

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

At 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 ...

Facebook developing internet-equipped helicopter for emergencies - Police News

According 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 ...

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

Facebook'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 ...

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

Facebook 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 ...

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

Earlier 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 ...

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

At 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 ...

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

Tether-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 ...

Facebook to Deliver Internet via Drones - Yahoo Finance

Facebook 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 ...

Facebook wants to beam the internet down from helicopters - KTVZ

SAN 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 ...

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

Facebook 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 ...

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

Dubbed 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 ...

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

Internet 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 ...

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

From 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 ...

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

Facebook 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 ...