Google's latest navigational update for its balloon-powered Project Loon internet access points means that those same balloons can now effectively hover over certain regions, providing consistent -- rather than fleeting -- connections.
Project Loon, which uses high-altitude balloons to loft internet routers in the air, is one X company project that's still on track. Another, dubbed Titan and using fixed-wing solar-powered drones, isn't so lucky.
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Alphabet is in preliminary talks with India's government about establishing a constellation of Internet balloons across the country, to provide Internet access to the million incapable of paying or accessing broadband.
Google plans to start floating balloons in the stratosphere above Indonesia next year, as part of the Project Loon program dedicated to providing Internet access to millions of people in Southeast Asia.
Facebook's testing autonomous, solar-powered aircraft capable of beaming Internet down to earth from the stratosphere. They haven't yet entered the testing phase, but Facebook expects them to deliver downlink speeds of up to 10Gbps.
Project Loon is Google's ambitious plan to provide cheap Internet access to underdeveloped parts of the world via a fleet of high altitude balloons. After years of testing and refining the technology, the company is finally ready to deploy…
Google X's Astro Teller has talked about the challenges the company faced when designing the balloons that will see its Project Loon plan take off in the future, from multiple prototypes to the type of socks worn by engineers.
Google is continuing to make progress with its bold plan to use high-altitude balloon to deliver Internet connectivity to remote areas of the planet, with a new round of test flights scheduled to take place in Australia next month.
It's been a year since Google announced Project Loon, its balloon-based initiative to bring the Internet to remote areas. Things appear to be going well, with the company on course to provide a service to some locations within the next 12…
Google is reportedly planning to send a fleet of satellites skyward as part of its ongoing plans to bring Internet access to people in remote areas. The Web company is apparently prepared to spend up to $3 billion to realize its goal.