The Internet Could Take Off In The Very Near Future

from the floating-on-air- dept

Gary Brown writes “An illustrated article running at HowStuffWorks shows how at least three companies are planning to provide high-speed wireless Internet connection by placing aircraft in fixed patterns over hundreds of cities. However, the airborne Internet will actually be used to compliment the satellite and ground-based networks, not replace them. At the heart of Angel’s Proteus planes (interesting specifications and materials!) is the one-ton airborne-network hub, which is what allows the plane to relay data signals from ground stations to your workplace and home computer.”

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