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Project Loon Begins Carrier Testing

  • Re/code, Monday, February 15, 2016 11:16 PM
Search requires Internet access, which many parts of the world do not have. This year, Google will begin testing Project Loon. Astro Teller, head of Alphabet’s X unit, showed off some designs of the balloon to a crowd at the annual TED conference, which kicked off Monday in Vancouver, reports re/code. The balloons can now deliver 15 megabit-per-second Internet access, enough to deliver video like the live broadcast of his TED talk. Teller did mention that Alphabet is in talks with carriers around the world and, because of the efforts, another five billion people will have Internet access within five to 10 years.

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