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In an effort to connect rural and low-income areas, Facebook has begun developing a new kind of data network that uses millimeter wave bands, reports The Verge. The technology is similar to what Starry intends to use to deliver internet connections without the need to build out extensive infrastructure. Facebook employee Sanjai Kohli has two patents that describe a ‘next generation data network’. The company confirmed that it was researching a millimeter wave internet service: This work is part of the Connectivity Lab which supports the mission of — to connect the four billion people who don’t have Internet…

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