Internet-providing balloons will take to the Kenyan skies next year

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Balloons flying as high as 60,000 feet will provide coverage across areas of 2,000 square miles each

Loon, a new company spun out by Google's parent company, Alphabet, announced today that it will launch its internet-providing balloons in rural and remote parts of Kenya next year. The deal, bet...

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