22 July :- Facebook is preparing to launch its own internet satellite ‘Athena’ under its plan to connect billions of people who are still offline, which will be installed in class at the beginning of 2019. This information has been given in the report of The Wired. The report said on Friday that according to an application filed by Facebook under the name of Pointview LLC in front of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the project “designed to provide broadband access efficiently to the unabated and inefficient sectors worldwide. Has been done.
Although Facebook is not the only company working on the Internet to increase access to the internet through the Satellite of Lo Money Orbit. Oneweb, supported by Allen Musk’s Space X and Softbank, has two other major companies, who have similar ambitions. The Wired report said that Facebook has also confirmed the Athena project.
A report from the Facebook spokesman said that although at this time we have nothing to share about specific projects. We believe that satellite technology will be an important basis for the next generation broadband infrastructure, making possible in bringing broadband connectivity to rural areas. Where there is a lack of internet connectivity or not existance.
It is noteworthy that a few days back, Facebook had said that it would start to remove fake reports and false information. The social site has decided to take this step in view of the criticisms of spreading violence due to the spread of false and misleading content on Facebook in many countries of the world including India. Facebook just bans content that directly appeals to violence.