The following text is an excerpt from an article by William Steel for Cleanleap
Project Loon — the research program with the ambitious vision of delivering global Internet coverage is well underway. And with some luck, by the end of this year we’ll have a great indication of what the project means for the dream of universal Internet access.
Project Loon is a flagship of X (previously Google X), the five-year old experimental projects lab fostering so-called ‘moonshot’ projects from Alphabet, the parent company behind Google.
Speaking plainly of the mission, project leader Mike Cassidy has said: “It’s a huge moonshot. A really big goal to go after…the power of the Internet is probably one of the most transformative technologies of our time.”
He’s not wrong…
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