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Monday, November 2, 2015

100 Million Indonesians Get Internet Access Next Year

Google's Project Loon Will Bring Internet to 100 Million Indonesians

Nick Winchester | October 29, 2015

Alphabet, Google's new parent company, has announced that it is partnering with four Indonesian wireless carriers to test its internet balloon initiative.
Mike Cassidy, the project's chief, said that the testing—to be carried out in partnership with PT Indosat, PT Telekomunikasi Selular, and PT XL Axiata—will begin next year, The Wall Street Journal reports. Alphabet has already partnered on tests with Telstra in Australia, Vodafone in New Zealand and Telef√≥nica in South America.


Today only 2.7 billion people – a little more than one third of the world’s population—have Internet access. 

<more at; related links: (Google's Project Loon To Launch Internet Balloons In Indonesia. Google joins a list of tech companies, including Facebook, that are taking to the skies to bring the Web to far-flung corners of the world. November 1, 2015) and (Google project-LOON. November 20, 2014)>

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