Sunday, June 16, 2013

'Google Balloons' To Bring Internet To Far-Flung Areas

Innovations have no end nor has technology. Making use of the combination the Google people have come up with a novel idea to bring internet to far flung areas where internet is otherwise not possible - using balloons.

Yes, Google is employing solar powered balloons to bring internet access to far-flung areas of the world.

The 'Google Balloons' project called Project Leon will employ solar powered balloons that will afloat in the stratosphere - that is 60,000 above sea level (ASL). These balloons carry a small antenna which communicate with a similar antenna on the ground, whereby providing internet access.

Presently, experiments and tests are being conducted in Christchurch, New Zealand where 50 citizens in 12 mile range of these balloons will be provided unadulterated internet access.

( via ubergizmo )
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