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Google's balloon-powered internet comes a step closer

It aims to provide connectivity to around 4 bn people in world who do not have access to internet

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

Researchers at Google have moved a step closer to rolling out a network of huge balloons to provide internet connectivity to billions of people around the world, particularly those in difficult-to-reach rural areas. The Project Loon team, part of the company's X research lab, said it can now use machine learning to predict weather systems. The advance means Google has much more control over where its balloons reach, making it possible to focus on a specific region, rather than circumnavigating the globe. "We can now run an experiment and try to give service in a particular ...

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