Google’s Project Loon; A Balloon based Internet project, to bring affordable high-speed Internet to every inch of Sri Lanka.
Bringing Internet to remote regions by sending Internet-enabled balloons into the stratosphere sure sounds like a wild idea, but it’s about to become a reality for the resident of Sri Lanka. The government of the island nation has just announced a partnership with Google that will bring affordable high-speed Internet access to every inch of the country using the company’s Project Loon balloons.
However privacy and spying concerns loom due to Google’s previous involvement in spying through a collection of people’s data using projects such as Google Street View cars fears Sri Lankans.
Still, many are excited for the availability of an affordable high-speed Internet with coverage everywhere.
Google plans to start Balloon Internet project in other countries too.
Facebook is also testing similar Internet project with drones.