As part of Google's goal to bring Internet access to as many people as possible, the company is reportedly planning to develop wireless networks in developing nations, using the somewhat unexpected and unharnessed power of blimps. According to a report published in the Wall Street Journal, Google is working on using what it’s calling ‘high-altitude platforms’ – basically, specialised balloons or blimps – to transmit signals in areas of Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa that are outside of major cities, where wired Internet access is not available.
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