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Right on the heels of Google's announcement that it will deploy a network of balloons to blanket Sri Lanka in wireless Internet access, Facebook let slip that it, too, is getting in on the wireless Internet game.
In a post on his Facebook wall, Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared details of Aquila, a full-scale aircraft that uses those lasers we heard about last month to beam wireless Internet access to areas with no existing Internet infrastructure.
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Sporting a wingspan the size of a jetliner, Aquila can "accurately connect with a point the size of a dime from more than 10 miles away":
"Using aircraft to connect communities using lasers might seem like science fiction"? You can say that again, Zuckerberg!