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Google launches broadband balloons, radio astronomy frets – Register

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Google launches broadband balloons, radio astronomy frets Register Nearly the whole science and tech world is turning cartwheels at Google’s “Project Loon”, Google’s audacious “bring the Internet to the world using weather balloons” test that…

Russell Roberts‘s insight:

These balloons would be riding the upper edges of the stratosphere and could stay aloft for months.  This project would bring broadband internet connections worldwide…the experiment has been tried in New Zealand with some degree of success.  If this project works out, cable companies and providers of DSL services could have some tough competition. Bring it on!  Aloha, Russ.

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Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amatuer (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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