Project Loon is a network of solar-powered floating structures designed to connect people in remote areas of the world to the web.

Not everyone has access to a fast, affordable and reliable internet connection, especially in far-flung areas. Google hopes to change that with Project Loon by creating a network of balloons traveling high up in the atmosphere and bringing internet to people in remote and rural parts of the world.

The idea of Project Loon is to launch numerous balloons into the stratosphere, in altitudes higher than those of commercial planes. These balloons would then provide internet access to the people on the ground via a special antenna attached to the buildings below. The internet signal bounces from balloon to balloon and then back to earth.

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