Blog
home
  • Register

It May Sound Loony, But Internet Deliverability is Expanding

It May Sound Loony, But Internet Deliverability is Expanding

Believe it or not, the Internet we rely on so much is only accessible by half of the world today. It can be hard to grasp, considering the effectively-constant access that we have, but more than three and a half billion people in the world lack the means to access any of it. However, Google started to change that years ago, when it created an R&D facility known as Google X.

Now, this facility is a subsidiary of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, and one of its biggest projects, Project Loon, is its own subsidiary of the same. Project Loon’s mission was to bring the Internet to those places that lacked it through the use of high-altitude balloons, delivering speeds of up to 4G-LTE.

These balloons are flown at high altitude, launched and maneuvered into position approximately 18 kilometers (or 11 miles) above the ground. This is because there are comparatively low wind speeds present at this altitude, reducing turbulence. Moreover, thanks to approximations of seasonal wind speeds, the balloons can be controlled to more or less maintain their height over that specific area, by manipulating the volume of the balloon’s gas.

Why This Was Developed
In a word, access. Some inhabited areas in the world just don’t have access to Internet service currently, and others only have service that they just can’t afford. For instance, the first person to leverage Project Loon was a farmer who lived in New Zealand. While Internet access was technically available, is it really available if the farmer would have had to pay over $1,000 each month for it? Project Loon could give the billions of people in similar situations access to the affordable Internet services that they currently lack.

Why is Internet So Important?
It is very easy to take the Internet for granted when we can easily access pretty incredible speeds but consider what it would be like to not have that access. How do you currently use the Internet for your work? Your home life? To do something as seemingly minor as finding driving directions?

Now put yourself in the shoes of half of the global population, and that all goes away.

The Internet has become a critical tool for advancement in modern life. Between its ability to share information, enable communication, boost productivity, and even manage financial matters, so much of the life that we take for granted now just wouldn’t be possible.

The Internet has effectively become another utility in modern society, just like electricity and clean water are - without it, people fall behind. Delivering Internet to developing regions through Project Loon is effectively welcoming them into the global community, allowing access that they just wouldn’t have otherwise.

To learn more about Project Loon, check out http://loon.co, and reach out to us at (760) 466-1200 for assistance with your business technology.

Can You Use Your Smartphone to Work Effectively?
Intro to Your Tech: The Blue Screen of Death
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Sunday, September 23, 2018

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Best Practices Business Computing Technology Tech Term Network Security Cybersecurity Privacy Smartphones Malware Communications Cloud Android Internet Hardware Microsoft Google Social Media Communication Managed IT services Wi-Fi User Tips Productivity Ransomware Email VoIp Passwords Data Hosted Solutions Software Innovation Backup Collaboration Blockchain Network Browser IT Support Small Business Patch Management Cloud Computing Mobile Devices Business Management Applications Employer-Employee Relationship Hackers Computer Wireless VPN Compliance IT Services BDR Data Management Business Word Outsourced IT Business Intelligence Data recovery Cortana Smartphone Tech Terms Cost Management Router Computers Wireless Charging Virus Government Remote Computing How To Information Automation Windows 10 Virtual Assistant Saving Money Networking Managed IT Service Virtualization Physical Security Phishing Internet of Things Artificial Intelligence Data Backup Save Money Miscellaneous Mobile Device Data Protection Access Control Users Excel Chrome Scam Data Breach Efficiency Gmail Bandwidth Marketing Microsoft Office Workplace Tips Congratulations Apps GDPR Tip of the week Voice over Internet Protocol Hard Drives Ink Travel Server Management Value HIPAA Managing Stress Botnet Analytics Business Technology Voice over IP Operating System Specifications Microsoft Office 365 Digital Websites File Sharing Millennials Maintenance Plug-In iPhone SSD Knowledge Battery Gadgets Streaming Media WhatsApp Storage Telecommute Website PowerPoint Education Hard Drive G Suite Remote Monitoring Holiday Proactive IT Conferencing Lead Generation Unified Communications News Authentication Safety Internet Explorer Licensing Facebook Downloads Dark Web Data loss Sports Live Streaming Reporting Database Processors Retail Bring Your Own Device Big Data Technology Tips eCommerce Threat Tech Support Remote Monitoring and Management Network Attached Storage Environment Office RAM Telephone System Authorization Edge IT budget Twitter Trends Error HP Spam Law Enforcement Telecommuting Amazon Medical IT Cybercrime User Tip Spyware Hybrid Cloud Remote Support Sales Online Shopping Printing Alert Vulnerability Password e-waste Content Filtering Microsoft Teams Cleaning Dongle Office 365 Inventory Server A.I. Document Management Antivirus Settings Connectivity SaaS Machine Learning Tactics Managed IT Services Cables Laptop Backup and Disaster Recovery Tablet Paper disposal WannaCry Company Culture User Security Telephony IT Management Mobile Security Comparison Movies Touchscreen Paperless Office Staff Workers Apple Printers Regulation Troubleshooting WiFi Analysis Quick Tips Thank You Managed Service Disaster Recovery

Latest News & Events

Please join us in congratulating Bill Vann on his promotion to Customer Success Manager....

Contact Us

Learn more about what Data Net can do for your business.

Call Us Today
Call us today
(760) 466-1200

5795 Kearny Villa Road
San Diego, California 92123