Project Loon – UPSC Prelims

Project Loon: 
    • It consists of a network of stratospheric balloons designed to bring Internet connectivity to rural and remote communities worldwide.
    • It is a Goolge’s Project.

Related Facts:
  • Whitespace Internet: 
    • It uses a part of the radio spectrum known as White spaces.
    • White Space refers to the unused broadcasting frequencies in the wireless spectrum.
    • These spaces can provide broadband internet access that is similar to that of 4G mobile.
    • Microsoft is providing whitespace internet to unserved areas of several countries.
  • Starlink: It is a satellite internet constellation being constructed by SpaceX with the aim to bring internet access to rural and underserved areas around the world.
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