Published On: Mon, Jun 17th, 2013

Current Affairs Updates.Google launches giant balloon powered internet in New Zealand

Project Loon: Google plans balloon network to extend internet reach

Project Loon

Google launches giant balloons over New Zealand’s south Island, carrying computer equipment that can create a high-speed internet infrastructure. Codenamed ‘project loon’, the helium filled balloons carry antennae, computers, batteries and navigational equipment, collecting power from solar panels that dangle below. Each can provide internet coverage over an area of 1200 square kilometres. The project intends to help remote areas across the world access internet coverage

Google says balloons could be an option for connecting rural, remote and underserved areas to internet

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