“Four years ago, three big tech companies had plans in the works to beam internet down to Earth from the sky, and each scenario sounded wilder than the next. SpaceX requested permission to launch 4,425 satellites into orbit to create a global internet hotspot. Facebook wanted to use solar-powered drones and laser-based tech to shoot wifi to antennas. And Google’s Loon was building giant balloons to house solar-powered electronics that would transmit connectivity down from the stratosphere.

As incredible as it all sounds, two of these schemes have started to come to fruition…”

Read More: https://singularityhub.com/2020/07/12/googles-loon-balloons-are-now-beaming-internet-down-to-earth/?utm_medium=email&utm_content=google-loon-is-now-beaming-wifi-down-to-earth-from-giant-balloons