• Months after killing its drone project, Facebook is testing experimental hardware at a new facility in the New Mexico desert

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    Facebook is building a "hardware prototype testing facility" to test experimental communications hardware in the New Mexico desert.
    Earlier this year, Facebook abandoned plans to build autonomous drones that would supply wireless internet to the developing world.
    But FCC filings seen by Business Insider indicate Facebook hasn't given up on hardware connectivity, and continues to actively test in the US.
    Expanding the global population of people with access to the internet will be essential for the 2.3 billion-user social network's growth in years to come.
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