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Google could pilot internet balloons in Brazil next year

Google could pilot internet balloons in Brazil next year

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Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) could run pilots of its hot-air internet balloons with the Brazilian federal government in 2014, the company's director for public policy in Brazil, Marcel Leonardi, told reporters during the Futurecom conference in Rio de Janeiro.

Earlier this month, company representatives visited Brazil to present the initiative, called Project Loom, to local authorities. Loom involves hot air balloons flying 20km high in the stratosphere, created to take connectivity especially to remote and hardly accessible areas...

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