Today, the Internet is available to everyone. It can be accessed anywhere at anytime without difficulty; but there are still five million people who do not have access to the Internet.
The scientists of Google had an experiment where they placed 30 balloons into space in order to provide free Internet facilities across those regions which do not yet have such an opportunity. This was part of Project Loon which was initiated back in 2008 by Google when it partnered with Telstra and Vodafone Australia for providing internet services within rural parts of Australia under trial conditions; with 50 families receiving such signals from said balloons who were 20 km above ground level.
In case any one of these balloons goes out-of-service, another balloon would take its place so that there is no lapse in service or interruption in connectivity over time/area covered – allowing continuity even when multiple users are accessing the service simultaneously (this is because each balloon provides a coverage area of 1 sq km).
Is Balloon Internet the Next Big Thing?
In the coming years, we’re going to see a lot more hot air balloons in the skies above us. No, this isn’t the beginning of a Dr.
How balloon internet works?
Balloon internet is a new type of internet that is delivered by a network of high-altitude balloons. The idea behind it is to provide affordable, high-speed internet service to people in places where there are no other options available.
A typical balloon network would include an internet transmitting base station (located on ground), as well as many high-altitude balloons.
The benefits of balloon internet
Balloon internet might not be a new concept, but the technology is just now becoming advanced enough to make it possible. If you’re unfamiliar with balloon internet, it’s a form of wireless internet that travels through a network of balloons instead of cables.
The size and weight of these balloons allows them to float in areas where traditional forms of internet are inaccessible.
Balloon internet is a new technology that uses high-altitude balloons to provide wireless access to rural and remote areas. It has the potential to provide fast internet to people who would otherwise not have any. This could be life-changing for many people around the world who don’t have access, let alone afford, connection speeds of more than 2 Mbps. Plus, it’s environmentally friendly because it doesn’t require any significant infrastructure on the ground or in space.