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Flying high with Facebook

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In the second of a three part series on broadband connectivity, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s scheme to replace satellites with high-flying airships that beam extra bandwidth to the ground below seems sensible but there could be challenges ahead, writes Chris Forrester. 

Facebook says it is pioneering new technologies by working with aerospace company Airbus to “bring affordable connectivity to more people, faster. This includes our work on the Aquila programme, a high-altitude platform station (HAPS) broadband connectivity system.”...

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