16 Jun '13, 1am

Balloon Powered Internet: Has Google Gone Loony?:

Balloon Powered Internet: Has Google Gone Loony?:

What better place to launch a Beta test of Project Loon than in an area prone to natural disasters? Google has chosen New Zealand, specifically right here in Christchurch, as their launch site for specially-designed solar powered balloons to test Project Loon. As the location of thousands of devastating earthquakes in the past 2 years, which knocked out power and Internet connectivity for weeks at a time, Christchurch was a natural choice to test the project.

Full article: http://www.ask-kalena.com/google/balloon-powered-internet...

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