Sunday, June 16, 2013

Most people don’t realize, but there are still countless people who have no access to the Internet. Google wants to help fix this problem with their latest project, Project Loon. 
The concept is to create a network of high altitude balloons for data sharing in areas that fiber optic cables just aren’t cost effective. Using the Stratosphere’s consistent wind patterns, the balloons can be ‘steered’ per say into the the correct positioning. 
Users simply use a special Internet antenna to connect and ‘talk’ to the balloons in the sky, which in turn talk to other balloons, which talk to an Internet service provider. 
Check out the video explaining this process below:
We believe it's possible to create a ring of balloons that fly around the globe on the stratospheric winds and provide Internet access to the earth below. Balloons present some really hard science problems, but we're excited about the progress so far.
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