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Google expands Project Loon to entire country of Sri Lanka



Google is expanding its baloon-powered internet service, Project Loon, for the first time outside New Zealand, offering universal internet access to the entire country of Sri Lanka.

Google and the Government of Sri Lanka on Tuesday, July 28 signed an official agreement stating the use of Project Loon’s balloons for “affordable high speed internet” across the country.

“The entire Sri Lankan island – every village from (southern) Dondra to (northern) Point Pedro – will be covered with affordable high speed Internet using Google Loon’s balloon technology,” added Mangala Samaraweera, IT Minister, Sri Lanka.

Project Loon’s helium-filled balloons will be up in the sky of Sri Lanka by March 2016, making Sri Lanka the first country to adopt Google’s balloon-to-balloon network technology for all its residents.

VIA / Yahoo Tech

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