37% rural youth sans Internet access: Study
Google’s Project Loon is likely to take-off in India after a four days trial in either Andhra Pradesh or Maharashtra. The aim of the company is to provide internet access to remote areas which are void of Internet connectivity. Other countries including Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, United States and Sri Lanka are also conducting trials of this futuristic project.
The Project was announced way back in 2013 by Google to provide high-speed internet in remote areas and in turn accumulate a number of users. Project Loon incorporates Helium-filled balloons that will hover at an altitude of 20 Km and would cover a radius of 40Kms providing LTE- level high-speed internet.