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#1 Crisp

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 16:13

Loon for all!

Balloon-Powered Internet For Everyone



What is Project Loon?

Many of us think of the Internet as a global community. But two-thirds of the world’s population does not yet have Internet access. Project Loon is a network of balloons traveling on the edge of space, designed to connect people in rural and remote areas, help fill coverage gaps, and bring people back online after disasters.



http://www.google.com/loon


#2 OP Crisp

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 16:37

I wonder what the latency will be like.

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 16:59

How would this work though?

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 22:50

nvm just read the website..

It all seems like something they'd release for their april fools jokes

#5 Growled

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 02:43

Good name for it because it does seem crazy on the surface.

#6 Growled

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 14:29

I wonder what the latency will be like.

 

If it's satellite based it will be terrible. Not sure it will be, though. 



#7 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 14:36

I wonder what the latency will be like.

I was thinking about this as well and i can only think that perhaps it would be the same as Satellite internet.