Google’s Loon, which was tested in New Zealand and now is headed to Sri Lanka, also aims to bring internet to remote areas. The Sri Lankan government agreed to put Loon hitspots in place with the goal of a launch in March, bringing high-speed internet to the entire country.
Some pundits say that this isn’t the right way to connect the world. Facebook’s Internet.org, a separate program from the Aquila drone, would offer limited internet without access to the wider web, which some say is too branded and not enough to bring the full benefits of the web.
Loon vs Aquila = Google vs Facebook. Who will win the global internet solution ? Everyone, we hope !
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