Google launching 20,000 helium balloons across Indonesia to improve Internet access

Less than a third of Indonesians currently have access to the web

Google has unveiled an ambitious project to boost Internet access across much of rural Indonesia using 20,000 helium balloons.

The California tech giant has partnered with some of Indonesia’s top telecom companies for its Project Loon initiative that aims to improve connectivity in the Southeast Asian nation of 250 million, especially for those scattered across its 17,500 mountainous and jungle-filled islands, USA Today reports

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