Facebook grounds internet-beaming Aquila solar plane

Facebook grounds internet-beaming Aquila solar plane
ANI

California: Facebook will no longer be pursuing its ambition of delivering internet through its solar-powered Aquila drone.

Facebook is also shutting down its facility at Bridgewater, costing 16 jobs, TechCrunch reported.

Project Aquila had been underway since 2014 with the idea of delivering internet to communities with little or no connectivity. It got stalled owing to the mounting losses and lack of expertise to build an aircraft of this kind. (ANI)