29 Oct 2015

Google's 'Project Loon' goes global

7:54 pm on 29 October 2015

"Project Loon" - a Google project from 2013 which saw it launch 30 helium balloons from Tekapo to provide internet links to 50 people in Canterbury - is going global.

Google plans on sending up 300 balloons around the world by next year to provide internet coverage to New Zealand, Australia, Chile, and Argentina.

It hopes the ring of balloons will also help reach remote communities in Indonesia.