Currently, billions of people are still not connected to the internet. Also, the reason behind it is not many people have access to proper infrastructure. And Now Facebook is trying to do that for whole world.
What is Facebook doing?
Now social media giant Facebook is taking a significant step. Now Facebook is sending a satellite, which would enable billions of people to access the Internet. The satellite is named Athena which is all set to launch next year, i.e., 2019. For which They have filed an application to US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) under the name PointView Tech LLC for a project. As per Facebook, they filled the application for “efficiently provide broadband access to unserved and underserved ar
eas throughout the world.” Which is reported in the Wired report.
Apart from Facebook which company is working for this.
Facebook isn’t the only company. Which is taking steps to provide internet access? To people who don’t have access to the Internet. Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Softbank-backed OneWeb also have the same intention. They have already launched a satellite this February called Starlink.
What does Facebook say about the decision?
Their spoke person said, that they have nothing to share about specific projects at this time, but they believe satellite technology will be an essential enabler of the next generation of broadband infrastructure, which would make it possible to bring broadband connectivity to rural regions where internet connectivity is lacking or non-existent.
Apart from this in a blog, They said, that they would close their facility in Bridgewater. They are very excited to see other leading companies in Airspace. They would partner with leading companies like Airbus. They would partner with them with everything necessary. The technology that is necessary for making this project successful, such as a flight control computer. Moreover, high-density battery.
Now that so many big names are trying that people who don’t have access to the Internet. Should very soon be able to gain the access. As companies are working hard for this purpose. The satellite is set to be launched in Next year, and for companies like Facebook. Satellite is the key part of the infrastructure. That would enable billions of people to be able to connect with the world. From the internet.