Tuesday, February 19, 2008

WSJ: Google Considers Broadband Balloons with Space Data Corp.

Google is considering a scheme backed by Space Data Corp. to deliver broadband services across rural America using balloons at an altitude of 65,000 to 100,000 feet, according to The Wall Street Journal. Space Data Corp. is already launching 10 hydrogen balloons per day to deliver cellular services to trucking companies across Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arizona. Google did not comment for the report.