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Google parent Alphabet looks to restore cell service in Puerto Rico with Project Loon balloons

The FCC has given approval for Google parent company, Alphabet, to help Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands regain wireless service. The company will attempt to enable LTE connectivity using its high-f

Google’s Project Loon head is getting into nuclear power

Google X’s raison d'être is embracing far-out ideas, so it’s no surprise, really that former director Mike Cassidy is wading into the decidedly choppy and always controversial waters of nuclear e

How Alphabet’s Project Loon balloons learned to loiter

When Google launched Project Loon a few years ago, the plan was to provide internet access to underserved areas with the help of a series of balloons that would constantly circumnavigate the earth.

With one foot in the past and the other in the future, India faces a digital paradox

Unlike the decline of the media in the west brought about by smartphones and the internet, the situation in India could not be more different. The value of the Indian newspaper industry has grown by t

Building a brand-new Internet

We do not possess the ability to read the future, and yet we can predict with a high level of certainty that we will see more major cybersecurity incidents in 2016 and 2017. The world's cybersecurity

Google in talks with telecoms to pilot Project Loon in India

Google is currently talking with several Indian telecoms to help launch Project Loon, which uses balloons instead of cellular towers to provide affordable Internet access in remote areas. According to

Google Loon To Cover Entire Country Of Sri Lanka With Internet

Google is working on many things, and that includes balloons that fly high in the sky to bring Internet infrastructure to locations that can’t be wired for it easily. Today, Sri Lanka announced

Outernet Joins The Space Race For Internet Accessibility

The space race to launch satellites providing internet coverage to the roughly 4 billion people living in unconnected or nominally connected communities around the world is no longer just the purview

One Of Google’s Project Loon Balloons Crashed Into Power Lines In Washington State

Google's self-driving cars may have an almost impeccable safety record, but chances are the company won't be touting those same numbers about Project Loon -- its attempt to bring Internet access to re

Google’s Project Loon Internet Balloon Traverses The Globe In Under A Month

Google’s Project Loon, the effort to bring Internet connectivity to more remote areas using a network of hot air balloons, has racked up an impressive achievement – going around the world in j

Google X Announces Project Loon: Balloon-Powered Internet For Rural, Remote And Underserved Areas

Google X, the secretive lab behind projects like Google Glass and Google's self-driving cars, announced its latest project today: balloon-powered Internet access for those areas of the earth where reg