Google plan would beam WiFi from the sky
Original post made on Jan 31, 2014
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on Jan 31, 2014 at 8:07 am
According to the Project Loon web site (Web Link), the balloons float at an altitude of 20km (65617 feet), not 20,000 feet (which is definitely not "twice as high as planes fly"). Large airliners typically fly at around 35,000 feet except for very short flights.
on Jan 31, 2014 at 2:56 pm
I don't see "20,000 feet" in the article, Scott, so they may have already fixed that mistake.
on Feb 2, 2014 at 4:42 pm
As WIFI is line of sight it does not penetrate through roofs, walls and foliage so I doubt this will be any better than the failed Google Wifi project in Mountain View.