Facebook's Internet providing drones will be of size of commercial airliner: Report

Facebook's Internet drones will reportedly be the size of a commercial aircraft like Boeing 747, and fly for years.

ANI| Last Updated: Sep 26, 2014, 19:10 PM IST

 Washington: Facebook's Internet drones will reportedly be the size of a commercial aircraft like Boeing 747, and fly for years.

According to The Verge, Facebook wants to beam wireless Internet access to unconnected parts of the world using solar-powered, laser-equipped drones.

But now one of the leaders of the project has revealed more mind-boggling details, including the fact that Facebook envisions drones the size of a Boeing 747 commercial airliner and wants to keep them flying for months, even years, at a time, report said.

The engineering director at Facebook's Connectivity Lab, Yael Maguire said that unnamed planes that have to fly for months, or perhaps years at a time , and they actually have to fly above the weather, above all airspace.

However, it's unclear just where and when Facebook will be launching its first internet connectivity drones.