Facebook confirms it’s building an internet satellite


It looks like Facebook is indeed building an internet satellite. 

The social network is working on a new satellite project that will provide broadband internet connections to “unserved and underserved areas,” according to FCC documents uncovered by Wired.

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The documents, produced by a Freedom of Information Act request, detail several email exchanges between FCC officials and Facebook representatives from 2016 and 2018. In the 2018 messages, Facebook reps refer to a “small satellite experimental application for the Athena satellite.” Read more…

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