TechCrunch reported on Tuesday that according to anonymous sources, Facebook is in talks to buy a drone company in order to bring Internet access to people around the world who don’t have it otherwise.
The social network is one of the founding members of Internet.org, a group working to make the Internet accessible to the two-thirds of the world not connected. According to TechCrunch, Facebook is looking to spend $60 million on Titan Aerospace, which makes huge unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). One of Titan’s UAVs, called the Solara 60, can stay in flight for around five years. Facebook plans to build 11,000 Solara 60s and use them to bring Internet access to Africa, according to TechCrunch.
Facebook and Titan did not respond to requests for comment from The Huffington Post. A source confirmed to CNBC Tuesday that Facebook was in talks to buy the drone maker. … (Read more)