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Starlink is the satellite system set to be launched by Elon Musk’s SpaceX, with a goal of providing Internet access the world over via a constellation of satellites.
Facebook’s Connectivity Lab is actually a range of projects aiming to link up the world, including “high altitude connectivity” (similar to Project Loon), Magma, and OpenCellular. Magma aims to use ”open source technology to connect the unconnected,” while OpenCellular is developing “affordable base station technology” to increase cellular coverage,” from the Facebook Connectivity homepage.
Another Google initiative, Wing is “an autonomous delivery drone service,” according to its website. The drones would deliver goods, like an Amazon Prime of the sky, to relieve some of the gridlock on the ground.