internet barons getting rich via internet platform of billions of users somehow do not trust the internet as it is and enjoy themselves with fancy projects of ariborne points of access which can do without relying on Telcos, without their digging trenches and building aerials.
Facebook built drones offering connectivity, cancelled in 2018, google blimps just cancelled
Was it for some cyberpunkish attempt to free their platforms from regulated telcom space? Make they cyberspace untouchable?
In the end the only one who could really do that is Musk with his constellation of satellites. Satellites are more intangible to government that either drones or blimps in the airspace