Internet in the sky.

Internet in the sky.

If several ways. The first — is to be on board a decent airline. Access, of course, is via Wi-Fi. but it is only within the dural colossus. But the aircraft itself, in turn, communicates with the world either through satellite or terrestrial aerial. Satellite antenna on the top of the aircraft associated with the Earth’s orbit, where the satellite signal quick forwards on the surface of our planet. Although a long way in space and back, access speeds up to 11 Mbit / s, which is pretty good. However, by dividing the channel to all passengers it turns out not so much. Variant technologically simpler with towers, but more costly and is associated with limitations. So. access to the network disappears over the seas-oceans and is turned off at a height of less than 3 km — this restriction FCC.

Are you afraid of aircraft? Transplanted to the balloon! Google Labs has launched a project Project Loon, which is the essence of the Internet in reaching remote and underdeveloped regions of the Earth.

The sky starts balloon with equipment that is powered by solar panels. It is something, and provides access through a wireless connection. Balls hovering at an altitude of about 20 km, so it is safe for the aircraft. Together they form a network and ultimately associated with the terrestrial base station. The project has already started in New Zealand, which flies over the internet 30 such balls. So far, the main problem is the wind that herding balls. However, Google found a solution here. Firstly, to be raised above the balls where the wind is less. And secondly, in the long term wind should play into the hands, moving the base stations around the globe along the equator, thus opening up access to the Internet on all continents. Looks utopian idea, there are still some serious problems to be solved. There was even talk that the main objective of the project — tracking of all mankind. However, Google in any case it is necessary to praise, because the company does not hesitate to spend big money to implement their crazy ideas.

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