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Facebook ready to test internet-beaming drones

SKY IS THE LIMIT Aquila, the drone with a 130-ft wingspan, in a publicity photo released to Reuters on Thursday. It will beam internet service to the ground from altitudes ranging from 60,000 to 90,000 feet.

Menlo Park, California

FACEBOOK on Thursday said it is ready to begin test flights of a high-altitude drone designed to provide internet access to remote locations of the world.

The Aquila drone has a wingspan on par with that of a Boeing 737 jet; weighs less than a small car; can