I have great news for you ­čÖé Google is planning to lunch pilot program of Loon program in India. They will cooperate with local Internet providers in order to deliver LTE signal on low-populated (e.g. rural) areas. Also, our government is very supportive, so it will not end like┬áZuckerberg’s project…

The Google‘s Loon project is about application of balloons which fly at 20 km above┬áthe earth and each balloon will coverage 40 km diameter area. The idea is to use these balloons instead of cellular towers, because it is much cheaper. After successful tests in Australia, Google is willing to lunch this project in India. Of course, they will cooperate with local Internet providers and our government.┬áHowever, Google will not provide free mobile Internet connection using Loon project. The balloons will be only the carrier architecture and local Internet providers will be responsible for the service. Also,┬áGoogle does not want to make┬áthe same mistake as Zuckerberg‘s project, i.e.┬áInternet.org (called also as Free Basics). Google Loon will provide the connection to the whole Internet, so we will not have to deal with┬áunfair competition and┬áthe net neutrality problems.