Facebook has reportedly killed plans to launch its own satellite

Bringing internet access to developing nations has been Facebook’s intent for Internet.org since it launched the service in Zambia last year. With multiple expansions since then, it might have seemed logical for the company to launch its own satellite to facilitate getting new countries online. However, while perhaps logical, this expansion won’t be happening any time soon, according to The Information. The reports says Facebook’s $1 billion plan has been abandoned in favor of partnering with existing projects or potentially leasing space on other satellites. Again according to the report, the ends couldn’t justify the not inconsiderable means in terms of expenditure. On…

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