Google Reaches For The Stars With An Alleged Satellite Project

Google’s efforts to bring the internet to the world just reached new heights. According to a recent report by the Wall Street Journal, the search giant is planning on building and launching 180 “small and high capacity” satellites in the very near future that will go into low orbit and provide internet connection to remote areas…



Google’s efforts to bring the internet to the world just reached new heights. According to a recent report by the Wall Street Journal, the search giant is planning on building and launching 180 “small and high capacity” satellites in the very near future that will go into low orbit and provide internet connection to remote areas.

The search giant is not denying nor confirming the report, but according to WSJ, the initiative can gain more support if all goes well. Launching the satellites into orbit will reportedly cost Google US$1-3 billion, but the satellites could pay for themselves possibly once ad revenue rises from the extended internet coverage.

By the looks of it, Google is planning to use the satellite to complement is earlier “internet-for-the-world” efforts. The company already has its Project Loon, a network of balloons carrying equipment that brings internet connectivity to different parts of the world. The search company has also purchased a small firm called Titan Aerospace.

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