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An Internet expansions project, being developed by Google.

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  • 1. INTERNATIONAL STUDY CENTRE SCIENCE & ENGINEERING B PROJECT STUDY GOOGLES PROJECT LOON by Wilfredo Rafael Nzeng Avomo

2. BACKGROUND DEFINITION A research and development project being developed by Google with the mission of providing Internet access to rural and remote areas round the world. INTERNETWORLD MAP 3. HOW DOES ITWORK? HIGH-ALTITUDE BALLOONS PLACED IN THE STRATOSPHERE. BALLOONS USING SOLAR PANELS ONE BALLOON HAS 100 DAYS LIFE 4. WHAT COULD IT DO? ALLOW COUNTRIESTO AVOID EXPENSIVE FIBRE CABLE. MORE ACCESSIBILITYTOTHE INFORMATION. 5. HOW USEFUL IT IS FOR DEVELOPING COUNTIES? POSITIVE ASPECTS MORE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES NEGATIVE ASPECTS E-CRIMINALS 6. CONCLUSION PROJECT LOON USES BALLOONSTO EXPAND INTERNET CONNECTION GLOBALLY. IT HELPSTO AVOID EXPENSIVE INSTALLATIONS OF FIBRE CABLE USING SPECIAL ANTENNAS. PROMOTION OF E-BUSINESS AND E-EDUCATION. AN INCREASE OFTHE PROBABILITIES FOR E-CRIME. 7. REFERENCES Darra, k., 2014. cnet. [Online] Available at: http://www.cnet.com/uk/news/google- project-loon-balloon-circles-earth-in-a-record-22-days/ [Accessed 2014 july 21]. Engel, M (2013)VIA Satellite. Google's Project Loon Hovers Over the Satellite Industry. Aug 01, 2013;Vol. 28, No. 8, p. 13 Yang, J., 2006. ReportersWithout Borders. [Online] Available at: http://en.rsf.org/list-of-the-13-internet-enemies-07-11-2006,19603[Accessed 21 july 2014]. Weiss,T, R. (2014) E-Week. Google's Project LoonTest Flight in Brazil Shows Promise. Jun 17, 2014, p. 3 Weiss,T, R (2013) E-Week. Google's Project Loon Balloon InternetVenture Seeks Calif.Testers. , Aug 22, 2013, p. 2