Facebook wants to fly drones over its Silicon Valley headquarters

Facebook drone test flight
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The skies above Facebook’s Silicon Valley headquarters may soon be buzzing with the sound of quadcopter drones.

That’s because the company plans to fly at least one small, wireless-beaming drone at an altitude of 400 feet around its headquarters in the coming months.

Recently filed documents with the FCC show that Facebook has requested the right to operate an experimental radio in the 2.4 GHz band.

“The purpose of this operation is to test potential new communications applications and equipment in a controlled, low-altitude airborne environment,” one filing says.

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