Google's X plans to bring parts of rural India online via FSOC light beams, starting in 2018. The company already teamed up with a telecom operator in Andhra Pradesh and has big plans for the region.
Google December 17, 2017
Three weeks after Project Loon was deployed, more than 100,000 people in Puerto Rico have been able to connect to the internet. The island is still recovering from Hurricane Maria, but Project Loon is definitely helping.
Google November 10, 2017
Alphabet is partnering up with AT&T and other authorities to bring internet access and cellular connectivity to Puerto Rico, which was hit by Hurricane Maria.
Google October 21, 2017
Google parent Alphabet received approval from the FCC to restore cellular service in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands through Project Loon. The high-flying balloons will allow citizens and local governments to establish contact with the outside world.
Google October 9, 2017
Project Loon, which looks to launch balloons into the stratosphere that will be able to provide internet connectivity to users on Earth, just made a major breakthrough. The technology is now years closer to becoming a reality.
Google February 17, 2017
Google announced its plans to provide remote areas with free internet, and it's relying on its Project Loon to accomplish that. Alphabet, Google’s parent company, recently urged UN nations to agree letting Loon balloons over their airspace.
Internet October 3, 2016
Project Loon tapped artificial intelligence, specifically machine learning, to improve the navigation system of its internet-providing balloons. One balloon was able to stay up in Peruvian airspace at a precise location for 98 days.
Google September 27, 2016
The company Space Data filed a lawsuit against Google alleging the company infringed on its patents and broke a non-disclosure agreement regarding Project Loon.
Google June 17, 2016
Google has deployed high-speed public Wi-Fi to nine additional train stations in India. During his visit to India in December 2015, CEO Sundar Pichai announced the plan to equip 400 rail stations with high-speed Internet as part of the company’s expansion efforts.
Internet April 20, 2016
Google is in talks with a number of telecommunications companies in India to gain service provisions for its plan to launch Project Loon. The company sees the project as a way to provide Wi-Fi service to remote areas in the country.
Internet March 7, 2016
Alphabet X's moonshot project, Project Loon, is taking off to new heights. In the annual TED Talks conference, Alphabet X head honcho, Astro Teller, shared the Loon balloons go into full operation to deliver internet access over the skies of Indonesia and Sri Lanka.
Internet February 16, 2016
Google informs the FCC that Project Loon does not pose any threat to humans or the environment. The project is aimed at providing Internet connectivity to remote and rural areas.
Internet January 30, 2016
Google hopes to beam down 5G Internet from its unmanned aircraft to remote regions in the world. That project has a name: SkyBender.
FUTURE TECH January 30, 2016
At the Google for India event, Google's CEO Sundar Pichai divulged plans for the country. The plans include a new campus in Hyderabad, Internet connectivity at 100 railway stations, as well as new features for Android.
Business December 17, 2015
Google's Loon balloons are coming to greet the New Year. Beginning Jan. 1, 2016, Google has asked the FCC to begin flying its internet balloons over American skies.
FUTURE TECH November 26, 2015
Larry Page wants the new Alphabet company to be a bastion of innovation. The Google co-founder and now the CEO of Alphabet also hopes that the new company will provide a stronger focus on a number of world-changing products.
Internet November 4, 2015
The project has balloons being carried by the wind and beaming wireless signals down to the ground to bring the web to the masses.
October 29, 2015
Alphabet’s giant Internet balloons are about to take flight over Indonesia in the coming year. This makes it the fourth country that partnered with Google to beam Internet signals from 12 miles up in the sky.
Internet October 29, 2015
Where's Google, Apple and Microsoft? They’re on the list all right, but they're not smarter than Tesla, Xiaomi or Illumina.
Business June 26, 2015
Like Facebook and Google, the startup hopes to provide Internet access to remote parts of the world using its own solar-powered drones.
Geek April 13, 2015
Google X's boss Astro Teller recently spoke about the Google Glass and how Google marketed it as a finished product, despite the fact that it was largely an experiment.
Wearable Tech March 18, 2015
Google Titan drones will take off in a few months and Project Loon balloons are making vast improvements. At the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, Google gave updates on these projects to bring wireless connectivity to every corner of the globe.
FUTURE TECH March 2, 2015
The SEO juggernaut better known as Google will be developing its own wireless carrier service. It made the announcement at the Mobile World Congress.
Internet March 2, 2015
Google has partnered with French company CNES in an attempt to further develop its Project Loon Internet connectivity program. The aim is to launch weather balloons that project Wi-Fi access in remote locations around the world.
Deals December 15, 2014
Google revealed that it is now capable of launching 20 balloons daily for its Project Loon. The project aims to use the balloons to connect everyone to the Internet.
Internet November 23, 2014
Elon Musk partners with a former Google executive to launch 700 Internet-giving satellites. The pair are rumored to be in talks with officials in Florida and Colorado about building a production facility for the satellites.
Internet November 10, 2014
Astro Teller of Google X Lab says a ring of balloons will provide wireless Internet connectivity to the Southern Hemisphere in one year. How many users can a balloon support?
Geek September 25, 2014
A Facebook engineer sheds light on his company's drone program. Weighing in about the size of a 747, the unmanned air vehicles could bring Internet access to everyone on the planet.
Internet September 24, 2014
Google has pushed some of the world's most influential technologies since it went public 10 years ago. Not every idea has worked out, but there are four that look to be here to stay.
Business August 19, 2014
Folks in New Zealand were in a panic after an object fell from the sky and into the Pacific Ocean. Right away, it was thought to be a plane crash, but it was only a Google Loon balloon.
Internet June 22, 2014
Google X Project Loon balloons may provide 22 MB/s Internet speeds to rural and remote corners of the world by 2015, which experience no or weak Internet connection.
Internet June 18, 2014
Google takes another stab at space with new rumors circulating that it plans to buy a minority stake in Virgin Galactic, a company that plans to take tourists into space.
Business June 13, 2014
The crash has damaged a power pole and cut off electricity to homes near the site of the incident. The balloon was launched from Nevada, where Google is carrying out its tests for Project Loon.
Internet June 4, 2014
The total cost of the satellite fleet is expected to run between $1 billion to $3 billion. Google will look to gain additional revenue from newly connected users through this project.
Business Tech June 2, 2014
Google snatched drone maker Titan Aerospace right out from under Facebook's nose on Monday. Google will reportedly enlist Titan Aerospace to make drones for its Project Loon, which aims to bring the Internet to everyone.
Business Tech April 15, 2014
Google's Project Loon hot air balloon gathers data, hopes to provide balloon-powered Internet connections all over the globe.
April 5, 2014