Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Jun 2013 17:58 UTC
Google "The Internet is one of the most transformative technologies of our lifetimes. But for 2 out of every 3 people on earth, a fast, affordable Internet connection is still out of reach. And this is far from being a solved problem. There are many terrestrial challenges to Internet connectivity - jungles, archipelagos, mountains. There are also major cost challenges. Right now, for example, in most of the countries in the southern hemisphere, the cost of an Internet connection is more than a month's income. Solving these problems isn't simply a question of time: it requires looking at the problem of access from new angles. So today we're unveiling our latest moonshot from Google[x]: balloon-powered Internet access." Insane.
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the obvious application
by unclefester on Tue 18th Jun 2013 04:20 UTC
unclefester
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2007-01-13

It is a low cost alternative to satellites rather than a conventional high speed network.

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RE: the obvious application
by bentoo on Tue 18th Jun 2013 04:38 in reply to "the obvious application"
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2012-09-21

I think Google TiSP is a better idea.

http://www.google.com/tisp/

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