Terragraph, Aquila, Tether-tenna and how Facebook is trying to connect the world
Facebook took a few minutes during the second day of its developer conference F8 to remind us that it’s still trying to connect the entire world — not just to each other, but to the internet.
With the Telecom Infra Project, Facebook is working to solve connectivity access problems for different kinds of communities around the world. Or as Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientist Yael Maguire published after he took the stage at F8, “creating community to connect communities.”
One of Facebook’s major connectivity projects is called Terragraph. The technology is designed to provide high-speed internet in dense urban areas.