Monday, October 5, 2015

Africa Will Receive Internet Provided by Facebook From Space Starting in 2016

Facebook initially planned to connect the world by producing its own satellites, but it might be tacking a different tack now.

According to The Telegraph, a new agreement between Facebook and Eutelsat due to start in late 2016 will deliver free internet in Africa via an existing satellite.

Eutelsat says that the satellite capacity will provide “Direct-to-User” internet access using off the shelf equipment, so users in even the remotest parts of Africa can get online.

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