July 27, 2018
In this photo provided by Loon LLC, a balloon launches from Loon’s launch site Winnemucca, Nev. Loon, the internet-delivering-balloon unit of Google-parent Alphabet, is announcing its first commercial deal. The company says it will work with partner Telkom Kenya to deliver 4G/LTE cellular access to Kenya in 2019. Photo: AP
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A Google-affiliated company has chosen Kenya as the home of its first announced commercial deal for delivering internet access to hard-to-reach areas using high-altitude balloons.