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t.bogataj
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t.bogataj,
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4/22/2015 | 6:17:52 AM
Loony
...says it all.
Mitch Wagner
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Mitch Wagner,
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4/21/2015 | 4:50:45 PM
Katharine Hepburn comments on Google's Project Loon
Mitch Wagner
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Mitch Wagner,
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4/21/2015 | 4:49:48 PM
Re: Look out for Loon
Just think, you'll never have to go anywhere you can't send a selfie. 
mendyk
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4/21/2015 | 9:55:35 AM
Re: Look out for Loon
Someday, every square inch of this planet will have Internet access. You can decide whether or not that's a good thing.
Ariella
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4/20/2015 | 1:43:52 PM
Re: Look out for Loon
100% geographic coverage is, indeed, a lofty goal. I'm not sure that will ever be tenable, certainly not in the next few years.
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4/20/2015 | 12:21:46 PM
Re: Look out for Loon
Google hasn't elaborated a lot on the backhaul yet, but says that the balloons are used to extend the reach of operator's current wireless or fiber backhaul so that they can go beyond their current networks. I'm asking for more details.
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4/20/2015 | 11:49:38 AM
Re: Look out for Loon
If there is no cell service there, I assume that backhaul is meshed in the balloons and delivered at a much more central point.  Other than that maybe satellite?  If there is a wireless network on the ground, why would you need a baloon to bring service?

 

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cnwedit
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4/20/2015 | 11:46:22 AM
Re: Look out for Loon
I can see how this makes sense in bringing the Internet to areas where it's too expensive or just impossible to establish another kind of network.  But when they say almost two out of every three people would get access this way - that seems hard to fathom. I'm assuming the telco partners are providing the backhaul networks for all of this?
sarahthomas1011
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4/20/2015 | 11:32:39 AM
Look out for Loon
Loons seems to be the farthest along of all Google's ambitious wireless plans. Operators should be feeling relief as it appears it will let them offer this service, rather than try to go direct to consumer like its rumored mobile service. Sounds like it has come pretty far in its initial trials and pilots, but we'll see how Loon works when thousands of balloons actually get commercially deployed. Will be exciting to watch.


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