Balloons Will Bring Internet To Remote Areas Of Indonesia
Alphabet's Project Loon aims to release giant balloons that will beam the Internet to millions of people across the islands of Indonesia.By Katie Link | October 29, 2015
For millions of people in Indonesia, the Internet could soon be floating above their heads.
"The goal of Project Loon is to bring Internet to the almost two out of three people in the world who don't have Internet access today. And we're doing that using high-altitude balloons," Project Lead Mike Cassidy said. (Video via Project Loon)
Yeah, you heard him right. Alphabet, Google's parent company, is bringing the Internet to people in remote areas via a network of balloons. They've tried it out a couple places, and on Thursday, Project Loon announced a new effort to bring Internet access to nearly 100 million people living among the 17,000 islands of Indonesia.