Fb’s Aquila wasn’t the corporate’s solely experimental challenge meant to spice up sluggish cellular web speeds. In accordance with a Enterprise Insider report, the social community additionally explored the usage of fixed-wing bird-size drones to supply individuals in distant places the aptitude to stream data-intensive content material akin to movies and images. The challenge referred to as Catalina began someday in 2017 and shut down after Aquila did in mid-2018. It was named after the California island, which used to depend on pigeons to hold messages to the mainland and again. Actually, Fb referred to as Catalina’s pseudo-internet “pigeonet,” although the drones have been apparently nearer in dimension to sparrows.