Facebook's new Connectivity Lab is working on aerial technologies that will make affordable Internet access possible around the world.

Facebook has announced a new department, the Connectivity Lab, which is dedicating its efforts towards developing aerial technologies to bring the internet to the entire globe, especially people in developing countries and remote areas. And what are these aerial technologies? Drones and lasers and satellites, oh my.

The Connectivity Lab is looking at the possibility of flying solar powered drones 60,000 ft in the air which will transmit internet signals down below. For lower population density areas where drones are not feasible, the Lab is looking at using satellites. Lasers enter the picture as a means of communication between the different aerial technologies.

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