Connecting the unconnected

Our goals are ambitious, deliver internet connectivity to the more than 4 billion people who are not yet online.

The Connectivity Lab at Facebook is committed to delivering internet connectivity to the more than 4 billion people who are not yet online. Through the exploration and application of new aerospace and communication technologies, including high-altitude long-endurance airplanes, satellites and lasers, and terrestrial efforts, our team of experts from Ascenta, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA’s Ames Research Center, and the National Optical Astronomy Observatory aim to drastically change the economics of deploying wide-scale internet infrastructure, by quickly advancing these new technologies to become viable solutions for operators and other partners to deploy.

“With about two-thirds of the world’s population not yet online, we want to connect the unconnected. To achieve this, we know we have to break some barriers and create a new set of technologies in the process.”

— Yael Maguire, Director of Hardware and Engineering Connectivity Lab

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