Blog
  • Register

Endpoint I.T. Blog

It May Sound Loony, But Internet Deliverability is Expanding

It May Sound Loony, But Internet Deliverability is Expanding

Believe it or not, the Internet we rely on so much is only accessible by half of the world today. It can be hard to grasp, considering the effectively-constant access that we have, but more than three and a half billion people in the world lack the means to access any of it. However, Google started to change that years ago, when it created an R&D facility known as Google X.

Now, this facility is a subsidiary of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, and one of its biggest projects, Project Loon, is its own subsidiary of the same. Project Loon’s mission was to bring the Internet to those places that lacked it through the use of high-altitude balloons, delivering speeds of up to 4G-LTE.

These balloons are flown at high altitude, launched and maneuvered into position approximately 18 kilometers (or 11 miles) above the ground. This is because there are comparatively low wind speeds present at this altitude, reducing turbulence. Moreover, thanks to approximations of seasonal wind speeds, the balloons can be controlled to more or less maintain their height over that specific area, by manipulating the volume of the balloon’s gas.

Why This Was Developed
In a word, access. Some inhabited areas in the world just don’t have access to Internet service currently, and others only have service that they just can’t afford. For instance, the first person to leverage Project Loon was a farmer who lived in New Zealand. While Internet access was technically available, is it really available if the farmer would have had to pay over $1,000 each month for it? Project Loon could give the billions of people in similar situations access to the affordable Internet services that they currently lack.

Why is Internet So Important?
It is very easy to take the Internet for granted when we can easily access pretty incredible speeds but consider what it would be like to not have that access. How do you currently use the Internet for your work? Your home life? To do something as seemingly minor as finding driving directions?

Now put yourself in the shoes of half of the global population, and that all goes away.

The Internet has become a critical tool for advancement in modern life. Between its ability to share information, enable communication, boost productivity, and even manage financial matters, so much of the life that we take for granted now just wouldn’t be possible.

The Internet has effectively become another utility in modern society, just like electricity and clean water are - without it, people fall behind. Delivering Internet to developing regions through Project Loon is effectively welcoming them into the global community, allowing access that they just wouldn’t have otherwise.

To learn more about Project Loon, check out http://loon.co, and reach out to us at (409) 835-1600 for assistance with your business technology.

Can You Use Your Smartphone to Work Effectively?
Intro to Your Tech: The Blue Screen of Death
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Friday, September 21, 2018

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Best Practices Business Computing Privacy Technology Tech Term Cybersecurity Network Security Smartphones Cloud Malware Communications Backup User Tips Microsoft Passwords Wi-Fi Internet Android Hardware Google Ransomware Software IT Support Data Productivity Hosted Solutions VoIp Communication Managed IT services Social Media Email Network IT Services Business Settings Patch Management Computer Mobile Devices Cloud Computing Business Management Efficiency Applications Small Business Data Recovery Smartphone Innovation Saving Money Hackers Data Backup Router Employer-Employee Relationship Blockchain Miscellaneous Outsourced IT Business Intelligence Browser Collaboration Computers Automation Networking Data Breach Physical Security Virtualization Information Phishing Artificial Intelligence Access Control Website Save Money Government Virus Managed IT Services Excel Managed IT Service Mobile Device Cost Management Cortana Remote Computing Internet of Things Marketing Law Enforcement Bandwidth Data Protection Users Windows 10 VPN Chrome Tip of the week Twitter Gmail Dark Web Scam Analytics BDR Wireless Microsoft Office Workplace Tips Word Data Management Battery Virtual Assistant Compliance Wireless Charging How To Tech Terms Tablet Value Spyware Data loss Workers Streaming Media Storage Mobile Security G Suite Files Remote Monitoring User Tip PowerPoint Managed IT Education Big Data Backup and Disaster Recovery User Security Network Attached Storage News Conferencing Internet Explorer Proactive IT Edge Holiday Unified Communications Authorization WhatsApp Knowledge HP Spam Millennials Downloads Error Retail IT budget Operating System Business Technology Bring Your Own Device Politics WannaCry Sports Reporting Live Streaming Hard Drives Server Password Telephone System Office Threat Remote Monitoring and Management Licensing Dongle eCommerce RAM Database Amazon VoIP Document Management Antivirus Trends Gadgets Environment Hybrid Cloud HIPAA Machine Learning Remote Support Medical IT Laptop SSD Microsoft Teams App Cleaning Content Filtering Printing Analysis Tech Support Online Shopping Cybercrime Alert Paperless Office Staff Apple Office 365 A.I. Touchscreen IT Management e-waste Cables Hard Drive Telecommuting Connectivity SaaS Facebook Company Culture Lead Generation Server Management Paper Managed Service Comparison Tactics Digital Websites iPhone Telephony Movies Microsoft Office 365 Sales disposal Voice over Internet Protocol Processors Telecommute Apps GDPR Business Continuity Inventory Managing Stress Botnet Ink Travel Technology Tips File Sharing Specifications Maintenance Plug-In Vulnerability Safety Voice over IP Authentication Thank You Regulation Congratulations Quick Tips Disaster Recovery Printers Emergency Troubleshooting WiFi

Newsletter Sign Up

Latest News & Events

Endpoint I.T. is proud to announce the launch of our new website at http://www.endpointtx.com. The goal of the new website is to make it easier for our existing clients to submit and manage support requests, and provide more information about our ser...

Contact Us

Learn more about what Endpoint I.T. can do for your business.

Call Us Today
Call us today
(409) 835-1600

595 Orleans Street
STE 1111

Beaumont, Texas 77701