Google to bring net access to Africa using blimps, masts and satellites

Google is planning to develop high-speed wireless networks in sub-Saharan Africa with the help of high-altitude balloons that can transmit signals across hundreds of square kilometres.The web search company is already running high-speed fibre networks in Utah, Missouri and Texas. Now it wants to connect 1 billion more people to the internet in emerging markets such as Africa and south-east Asia, and is ready to team up with telecoms firms and equipment providers to build networks that will improve speeds in cities and bring the internet to rural areas.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/may/28/google-africa-blimps-net-access

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