Google today announced the launch of Internet-beaming antennas into the stratosphere aboard giant. These are considered to be jellyfish-shaped balloons focussing on the primary aim of getting the entire planet online.
This was a top secret project that was undertaken for around eighteen months. After working on this project all this while, this project was explicitly announced in New Zealand today. Along these lines, it was reported that around 50 volunteer households had started to receive the Internet briefly on their home computers by virtue of translucent helium balloons sailing on the wind around 12 miles above Earth. Hence, it is an advantageous development in the current realms of possibilities.
Although this project is only in the initial stage, it is understood that Google plans to expand this project by launching thousands of the thin, polyethylene-film inflatables. This manifestation can assist in the progress of bringing Internet to the more remote parts of the globe. Therefore it can act as an abridging factor between the 2.2 billion people who are online and the 4.8 billion who aren’t. Several other lowdowns highlight the fact that this could prove as a perfect alternative for leapfrogging the expense of installing fibre-optic cables. As a result such a development can result in increasing Internet usage from other parts of the world like Africa and Southeast Asia.
The working project was undertaken in a secretive Google X lab. This is the same lab which brought up revelations of the driverless car and Google’s Web-surfing eyeglasses. So far no information has been provided with respect to Google’s investment in this project, but it regarded that such a development will prove a beneficial resource over the course of time. The first person who used this Google Balloon Internet access functionality was Charles Nimmo, a farmer and an entrepreneur who signed up for the experiment. The process was performed in a simple fashion. It was witnessed that the technicians attached a bright red, basketball-size receiver outside his place. This was a depiction that resembled a giant Google map pin and setting into motion such a test, it was observed that Nimmo received the Internet for about 15 minutes until the 49-foot-wide transmitting balloon completely floated out of range from the current domain of reference.
These developments point out to an arrival of a promising functionality that can be efficiently employed and managed in areas where it is difficult to get broadband access. It can also prove useful for various military and aeronautical researchers for adopting the tethered balloons to beam the Internet signals back to bases on Earth. If such functionality can be used to good effect, it can reap rich dividends for getting entire planet online!