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In addition to looking after our Solihull customers when they need help, David builds and maintains all our websites and IT systems. David is CompTIA A+ certified, Microsoft MCDST certified and has extensive expertise in web design. David is part of the PC PAL HQ 'Genius Team' and provides support to our franchisees when they hit issues onsite.
Tech News 19th June 2013 2395

Google experiments with balloons to give the world the internet.

Many of us think of the Internet as a global community. But two-thirds of the world’s population does not yet have Internet access. Project Loon is a network of balloons traveling on the edge of space, designed to connect people in rural and remote areas, help fill coverage gaps, and bring people back online after disasters.

The Technology

Project Loon balloons float in the stratosphere, twice as high as airplanes and the weather. They are carried around the Earth by winds and they can be steered by rising or descending to an altitude with winds moving in the desired direction. People connect to the balloon network using a special Internet antenna attached to their building. The signal bounces from balloon to balloon, then to the global Internet back on Earth.

The Pilot test

Project Loon starts in June 2013 with an experimental pilot in New Zealand. A small group of Project Loon pioneers will test the technology in Christchurch and Canterbury.

Related links
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22905199
https://www.google.com/loon/
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/Project-Loon-Balloons-Internet-Google-Balloon-Network,23105.html

David Allen

In addition to looking after our Solihull customers when they need help, David builds and maintains all our websites and IT systems. David is CompTIA A+ certified, Microsoft MCDST certified and has extensive expertise in web design. David is part of the PC PAL HQ 'Genius Team' and provides support to our franchisees when they hit issues onsite.

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