After testing drones designed to beam internet service to Sub-Saharan Africa, Facebook is setting its sights closer to home.
The social network announced on Wednesday that it's testing high-speed gigabit wireless internet service with the city of San Jose, California.
The test is the first of its kind for Facebook, and while residents of San Jose won't have access to the network during this test, Facebook said it intends to make the technology available to densely-populated cities with poor internet service in the future.
Facebook is additionally planning more test flights in 2017 for Aquila, its internet-beaming drone that crashed during its first test flight last year. The company also said that it's testing a small helicopter that will be capable of offering internet access for up to several months at a time during emergencies and times of crisis.
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