Google In Discussions To Deliver Nationwide Internet Coverage To Sri Lanka Via Project Loon

Google has reached a preliminary agreement qua memorandum of understanding to bring Project Loon, the initiative that delivers internet access by means of balloons that float high in the sky, to Sri Lanka, the island located just off the southern tip of India in the Indian Ocean. If an agreement is finalized, Sri Lanka will be the first country to boast universal internet access, all courtesy of Google. According to The Verge, Google plans to collaborate with Sri Lanka’s internet providers to bolster their services to collectively span every inch of the country. Project Loon aspires to bring access to all 20 million of Sri Lanka’s populace whereas currently, estimates indicate only 3 million people have internet access.

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