Google Project Loon Update: Thousands Of Internet Balloons Being Readied for Launch
This is exciting time for internet fans across the world. While on one side we are witnessing a raging discussion on net neutrality and on the other different organizations are making internet accessible to the most inaccessible terrains.
The search giant that has almost complete control of the internet search directly and through its affiliates and sister concerns has come out with a new dynamic project that promises to take internet to far off places too.
The search giantâ€™s Project Loon is nothing new. In fact it has been underway for a couple of years is now close to launching thousands of balloons in order to provide Internet access from the sky. According to PCWorld, the project involves beaming down LTE cellular signals to handsets on the ground from balloons thousands of feet in the air, well above the altitude that passenger jets fly.
It is needless to say that Google bosses are excited. The Google engineer in charge of the project, Mike Cassidy, said that these many number of balloons would be required to provide reliable Internet access to users in remote areas that are currently not served by terrestrial networks. Trials are currently underway with Telstra in Australia, Telefonica in Latin America and with Vodafone in New Zealand.
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