Project Loon

The entire country of Sri Lanka is now covered by Project Loon, Google’s high-speed internet access.

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Google’s Project Loon is now successfully working in entire Sri Lanka, after two years of testing.

The project uses stratospheric balloons providing internet coverage even in rural locations.

The country’s Foreign Ministry, announced the ‘historic initiative to cover the entire country with affordable high-speed internet in partnership with Google.’The Foreign minister noted: “From this event onwards advertisements or headlines saying “Matara covered” or “Jaffna covered” will become a part of history.”  And concluded his speech saying that he was “proud to declare that we are at the cusp of a reclaiming our heritage of being connected to each other and connected to the world. In a few months we will truly be able to say: Sri Lanka. Covered.”

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source News Portal of Sri Lanka