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mikefrommontana
06-16-2013, 10:04 AM
...Beyond sight of land. Google is launching high altitude Internet repeaters for use in remote areas without Internet infrastructure.

http://www.boston.com/news/world/asia/2013/06/15/google-begins-launching-internet-beaming-balloons/WYpNz4022zpfXDVBJiHOgI/story.html

Soon there'll be nowhere to hide! However, if deployed on a planetary basis, it might be possible to have an "alternate" Internet that would be free of government intervention/control.

Captain Intrepid
06-16-2013, 11:17 AM
The idea is by adjusting altitudes of balloons, you can guide them using different air currents. I can only imagine this system being orders of magnitude cheaper than satellites, though more complicated to run once in place.

Boater14
06-16-2013, 11:50 AM
Baloons, alternate internet. what are you babbling about??