Google X’s balloon internet suddenly looks a lot more plausible


Internet access is increasingly being recognized as a necessity like food, water, and shelter — and Google doesn’t want to leave anybody out.

Before leaving office, President Barack Obama supported the notion that the internet should be easily accesible, while Canada’s government went as far as officially declaring broadband connections “necessary to the quality of life” of its citizens.

But the infrastructure for internet service isn’t in place everywhere, making truly universal access impossible at the moment. That’s why Google has been hard at work on a project to connect people living in underserved rural and remote regions with the rest of the world online. …

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