Alphabet’s solar-powered wi-fi balloons are deploying this year
29 February 2016
Solar-powered balloons are being trialled in Indonesia to help bring internet access to remote regions. Challenges have arisen selecting a viable balloon design — they had to be able to stay in the sky for months on end, be able to navigate with extreme precision, and do it all at a reasonably low price point.
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