Google Alphabet Loon Balloon Internet Kenya
Google parent company Alphabet’s Loon is essentially a subsidiary working on providing internet access to rural and remote areas. This is made possible with high-altitude balloons in the stratosphere (11 mi – 16 mi) to create an aerial wireless network with up to 1 Mbps speeds. They’re controlled by adjusting their altitude in the stratosphere, as they float to a wind layer using wind data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Several of these balloons were successfully launched in Kenya’s Rift Valley this past Wednesday.