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Wednesday 29 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Project loon

All time
# test run
Google's plans to start testing its WiFi balloons in Australia
20 WiFi beaming balloons will be launched across Western Queensland as part of its plan to bring internet access to the world.
# up up and away
Google wants to start beaming internet from its balloons as early as next year
It’s hoped that the project will see between 300 to 400 balloons circulating the globe, offering continuous service to a targeted area.
# rings around the world
Google's WiFi-carrying balloon circles the world in under a month
It was originally expected that Google’s balloon would complete a trip in 33 days, but the Ibis-167 managed to complete the journey with 11 days to spare.