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Google introduces Project Loon, aims for balloon-powered Internet access

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Google introduces Project Loon, aims for balloon-powered Internet access

Google introduces Project Loon, aims for balloon-powered Internet access

It was last month when we told you about Google's plan to use blimps and balloons to spread the Internet's reach.

Today, Google has finally named the project, calling it Project Loon. The main goal of Project Loon is simple - to provide balloon-powerd Intenet access.

The idea is fascinating, and it's Google's latest moonshot. Project Loon aims to launch a ring of balloons up in the air. The said balloons will be capable of providing Internet access.

To do that, the balloons must have a system that will channel the Internet bandwidth. Google says that the Internet speeds generated by the balloons are similar to today's 3G networks.

Currently, Google is testing the program in New Zealand, wherein 50 testers are participating. Google plans to do the same to other countries with the same latitude as New Zealand.

Project Loon has a long way to go, but the technology will indeed make a difference. 

Source: Google

 

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/21" rel="author">Gene Ryan Briones</a>
Gene Ryan Briones (Google+) is a technology journalist with a wide experience in writing about the latest trends in the technology industry, ranging from mobile technology, gadgets and robots, as well as computer hardware and software.

 

 

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