Sri Lanka to get 13 high altitude balloons to provide better connectivity by Google

Q.  On 28th July’15 which country has signed an agreement with Google Corporation to place 13 high-altitude balloons over the country that will provide island-wide internet connection within the next few months?
- Published on 27 Jul 15

a. India
b. Bangladesh
c. Pakistan
d. Sri Lanka

ANSWER: Sri Lanka
 
The project is also expected to provide free Wi-Fi connectivity across the country. The agreement was signed at the office of Sri Lankan Prime Minister in Colombo. Google will install high altitude 'floating telecom tower' balloons which will provide full broadband internet coverage. The Google Loon balloons have transceivers which can connect to cell phone networks filling gaps in their networks. This will be a boon for people living or travelling in sparsely populated areas like mountains and deserts.

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