31 Aug 2006

Stratospheric Broadband

BBC Radio: Material World
“Blue-sky-thinking researchers are looking to the stratosphere to meet the ever increasing demand for super-fast internet access. They are testing airships that fly 12 miles above the Earth and which beam back wireless broadband that’s 200 times faster than a wired connection. These ‘High Altitude Platforms’ could provide us with floating communications hubs in the future, as well as offering disaster management or environmental monitoring to developing countries.”
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  • Jam
    September 1, 2006 Reply

    If they do that, we can all meet in the sky for holographic chats…

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