Google wants everyone around the globe to connect to the internet. For obvious reasons, so more user can use their products and platforms so that the company can track their online habits to serve them with better-targeted ads and Google keep making more money.
In the industrialized world, Google is almost hitting a saturation point. Virtually everyone is connected to the internet, and they have already formed a fairly predictable browsing habit, and there is not much Google can do to have them see more ads and monetize from them.
However, the developing world promises greater room for growth, as the vast majorities are not connected to the internet. Even those with access to the internet, (usually people in urban areas) the cost of getting online is restrictively high.
So Google decided to bridge that gap, wish to connect to the internet, and the restrictive barriers to getting online. The search engine giant wants to fly giant air balloons high up in the stratosphere and zap down beams of Wi-Fi connection, in what has been described as the ‘Wi-Fi for the World.’
This idea was first conceptualized some four …read more