Google Blimps Bring Wireless Internet Access To Parts of Africa, Asia, and Elsewhere

Google Blimps Bring Wireless Internet Access To Parts of Africa, Asia, and Elsewhere

Google are looking to bring Wi-Fi to roughly a billion people in remote areas of Africa and Asia via blimps. The process involves paying for the construction of the blimps which will be focused on a network—or a route, if you will—starting from Sub Saharan Africa into Southeast Asia. The signals will be carried by the blimps and transmit over particular areas for miles. Of course satellites were considered, but the tech giant settled on blimps which are probably less expensive and quicker to get in the air anyway.

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 Google will be presenting some inexpensive, not so powerful Android smartphones to tie into the wireless project and to give people the benefit of using devices that go hand in hand with the service. It will be a good plan to get dependable internet access in areas without and would probably stay without it. This opens up many doors of communication and learning with locations that have been considered isolated for the most part.


Starting with Kabir News in 2013, James has focused on tech, gaming, and entertainment. When not writing, he enjoys catching up on sci-fi and horror shows and comics. He can be followed on Twitter @MetalSwift.

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