Posted by: Marshall Sponder | February 20, 2008

Wireless Communications full of hot air – hydrogen to be exact

Fascinating video clip showing Google investigating Buying a Balloon Company in order to Build Huge Wireless Networks in rural areas. According to the post I read in Gizmodo:

“…The one major problem is that the balloons only survive for about 24 hours before they are destroyed in the upper atmosphere. However, if that shortcoming can be overcome, Google could build wireless networks using a 700 Mhz spectrum in a fraction of the time and at a fraction of the cost of traditional cell towers.”

Look at the Analytics they use too – a lot of measurements – pretty cool.

Here’s a link to the video (can’t embed it here for some reason).


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