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Google Wireless Hotspot Blimps Bring Internet to Rural Areas

By: Michael Hines - Published: May 30, 2013 • References: online.wsj and dvice
New Google wireless hotspot blimps are aiming to bring Internet access to those in rural parts of Southeast Asia and Africa. The Internet giant is in talks with governments in these areas to provide high-speed Internet via the aforementioned blimps and via television signals.

The ambitious plan aims to connect more than a billion people to the Internet. The Google wireless hotspot blimps would be able to transmit wireless Internet signals across areas measuring hundreds of square miles. In addition to connecting rural areas to the Internet, the blimps would also boost the signals of those in major urban areas.

Google has already experimented with providing Internet in the U.S., so it may be just a matter of time before it begins providing it globally.