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Nov. 14, 2018 Loon – These structures might look like they belong in Super Mario Bros. but they’re actually recently-installed Loon ground stations in Nairobi and Nakuru, Kenya. From these orb-shaped structures, internet connectivity is beamed up to a balloon 20km overhead. While the signal originates from places with connectivity, it can be sent across multiple balloons and hundreds of kilometers to areas without any infrastructure. That’s part of Loon’s secret sauce: We bring the internet from where it exists now to where people need it without the difficulty and expense of building lots of new ground infrastructure in between. With these ground stations installed in Kenya, and approvals from the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA), we’re planning to begin initial tests with balloons over Kenya in the first half of 2019 as we work to usher in Loon’s first deployment in Africa with Telkom Kenya.

 

Nov. 14, 2018 Loon – These structures might look like they belong in Super Mario Bros. but they’re actually recently-installed Loon ground stations in Nairobi and Nakuru, Kenya. From these orb-shaped structures, internet connectivity is beamed up to a balloon 20km overhead. While the signal originates from places with connectivity, it can be sent across multiple balloons and hundreds of kilometers to areas without any infrastructure. That’s part of Loon’s secret sauce: We bring the internet from where it exists now to where people need it without the difficulty and expense of building lots of new ground infrastructure in between. With these ground stations installed in Kenya, and approvals from the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA), we’re planning to begin initial tests with balloons over Kenya in the first half of 2019 as we work to usher in Loon’s first deployment in Africa with Telkom Kenya.

 

Nov. 14, 2018 Loon – These structures might look like they belong in Super Mario Bros. but they’re actually recently-installed Loon ground stations in Nairobi and Nakuru, Kenya. From these orb-shaped structures, internet connectivity is beamed up to a balloon 20km overhead. While the signal originates from places with connectivity, it can be sent across multiple balloons and hundreds of kilometers to areas without any infrastructure. That’s part of Loon’s secret sauce: We bring the internet from where it exists now to where people need it without the difficulty and expense of building lots of new ground infrastructure in between. With these ground stations installed in Kenya, and approvals from the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA), we’re planning to begin initial tests with balloons over Kenya in the first half of 2019 as we work to usher in Loon’s first deployment in Africa with Telkom Kenya.

 

Oct. 5, 2018, Search Engine Roundtable “The Google Internet Balloon (Loon) at the GooglePlex”

Oct. 5, 2018, Search Engine Roundtable “The Google Internet Balloon (Loon) at the GooglePlex”

 

March 2, 2018, Project Loon launch base in Puerto Rico. Image courtesy of Project Loon, X Development.

 

March 2, 2018, Project Loon launch base in Winnemucca, Nevada. Image courtesy of Project Loon, X Development.

 

March 2, 2018, Project Loon launch base in Winnemucca, Nevada. Image courtesy of Project Loon, X Development.

 

March 2, 2018, Project Loon launch base in Winnemucca, Nevada. Image courtesy of Project Loon, X Development.

 

March 2, 2018, Project Loon launch base in Winnemucca, Nevada. Image courtesy of Project Loon, X Development.

 

March 2, 2018, Project Loon launch base in Winnemucca, Nevada. Image courtesy of Project Loon, X Development.

 

Photo courtesy of Citizen Digital – Dec. 30, 2017, According to the article a balloon fell from the sky and landed at Nthambiro in Igembe Central, Meru County, Kenya, East Africa. The high-altitude balloon is part of Google’s Project Loon aimed at beaming high-speed internet in Marsabit, Isiolo, Mandera, Garissa and Meru counties. This balloon, 018, was launched Sept. 13, 2017, from Winnemucca, Nevada.

 

Photo courtesy of Robin Njogu – Dec. 30, 2017, Project Loon internet balloon falls from the sky at Nthambiro in Igembe Central, Meru. The internet balloon is part of Google’s Project Loon aimed at providing internet access to rural and remote areas. This balloon, 018, was launched Sept. 13, 2017, from Winnemucca, Nevada.

 

Photo courtesy of David Muchuni, National Media Group – Dec. 30, 2017, Google’s Project Loon balloon that landed in a miraa farm in Nthambiro, Igembe Central in Meru County Dec. 29, 2017, causing a scare. Project Loon launched 10 balloons in Kenya this year for testing. This balloon, 018, was launched Sept. 13, 2017, from Winnemucca, Nevada.

 

Photo courtesy of Dennis Dibondo, The Star Kenya – Dec. 31, 2017, Residents of Nthambiru, Igembe South constituency were marveled Friday night when a Google high attitude internet transmission gadget fell from the sky and landed on a miraa farm. Witnesses said those who went too close to the object complained of headaches. This balloon, 018, was launched Sept. 13, 2017, from Winnemucca, Nevada.

 

Photo courtesy of Robin Njogu – Dec. 30, 2017, Project Loon internet balloon falls from the sky at Nthambiro in Igembe Central, Meru. The internet balloon is part of Google’s Project Loon aimed at providing internet access to rural and remote areas. This balloon, 018, was launched Sept. 13, 2017, from Winnemucca, Nevada.

 

Photo courtesy of Citizen Digital – Dec. 30, 2017, According to the article a balloon fell from the sky and landed at Nthambiro in Igembe Central, Meru County, Kenya, East Africa. The high-altitude balloon is part of Google’s Project Loon aimed at beaming high-speed internet in Marsabit, Isiolo, Mandera, Garissa and Meru counties. This balloon, 018, was launched Sept. 13, 2017, from Winnemucca, Nevada.

 

Photo courtesy of Citizen Digital – Dec. 30, 2017, According to the article a balloon fell from the sky and landed at Nthambiro in Igembe Central, Meru County, Kenya, East Africa. The high-altitude balloon is part of Google’s Project Loon aimed at beaming high-speed internet in Marsabit, Isiolo, Mandera, Garissa and Meru counties. This balloon, 018, was launched Sept. 13, 2017, from Winnemucca, Nevada.

 

Photo courtesy of Citizen Digital – Dec. 30, 2017, According to the article a balloon fell from the sky and landed at Nthambiro in Igembe Central, Meru County, Kenya, East Africa. The high-altitude balloon is part of Google’s Project Loon aimed at beaming high-speed internet in Marsabit, Isiolo, Mandera, Garissa and Meru counties. This balloon, 018, was launched Sept. 13, 2017, from Winnemucca, Nevada.

 

Photo courtesy of Citizen Digital – Dec. 30, 2017, According to the article a balloon fell from the sky and landed at Nthambiro in Igembe Central, Meru County, Kenya, East Africa. The high-altitude balloon is part of Google’s Project Loon aimed at beaming high-speed internet in Marsabit, Isiolo, Mandera, Garissa and Meru counties. This balloon, 018, was launched Sept. 13, 2017, from Winnemucca, Nevada.

 

Photo courtesy of X Company – Oct. 27, 2017, Over the last week, Project Loon has delivered basic internet connectivity to tens of thousands of people in Puerto Rico. T-Mobile has joined Project Loon to deliver emergency internet service in Puerto Rico. Both AT&T and T-Mobile customers can access limited internet connectivity from Loon balloons.

 

Photo courtesy of X Company – Oct. 20, 2017, Small teams of balloons sent from the Project Loon launch site in Winnemucca, Nevada, will help deliver emergency internet service to parts of Puerto Rico damaged by Hurricane Maria.

 

Photo courtesy of X Company – Oct. 20, 2017, Small teams of balloons sent from the Project Loon launch site in Winnemucca, Nevada, will help deliver emergency internet service to parts of Puerto Rico damaged by Hurricane Maria.

 

Photo courtesy of X Company – Oct. 20, 2017, Small teams of balloons sent from the Project Loon launch site in Winnemucca, Nevada, will help deliver emergency internet service to parts of Puerto Rico damaged by Hurricane Maria.

 

Photo courtesy of X Company – Oct. 20, 2017, Small teams of balloons sent from the Project Loon launch site in Winnemucca, Nevada, will help deliver emergency internet service to parts of Puerto Rico damaged by Hurricane Maria.

 

 

 


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