Google Aims To Bring Internet To All in Balloon Experiment

Hot air balloons bring mobile signals and Wi-Fi to remote locations

Published on

Editor's Pick
Project Loon, launched by Google in New Zealand this weekend, is an experiment that aims to give internet access to mobile phone users via balloons floating in the stratosphere. It's designed to bring Wi-Fi and mobile signals to remote areas that are currently off the grid. Google has launched 30 helium-filled test balloons above New Zealand to test the possibility of having a global network of balloons floating 12 miles above Earth. People connect to the network using a special internet antenna attached to their building. The idea is that the signal bounces from balloon to balloon, then back to the internet on Earth.
Rate this Ad
No starts selected .5 stars 1 star 1.5 stars 2 stars 2.5 stars 3 stars 3.5 stars 4 stars 4.5 stars 5 stars

You must be registered to rate the ad. Please Login or Register Now


Jun 17, 2013
Latest Creativity News on Ad Age

Related work

The Creativity Daily Newsletter

Get highlights of the most important daily news delivered to your e-mail inbox. Receive Our Newsletters.

Become a Member of Ad Age