UK Balloons for Broadband?

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The answer to providing broadband for all could lie in the skies with balloons offering a new way to deliver fast internet services.

It has long been assumed that affordable, high-speed broadband to every area of the UK was only possible via road-disrupting cable laying or expensive satellite connections.

But a company called SkyLinc has found a happy medium in base stations, floating 1.5km above the surface of the Earth on balloons, or tethered aerostats as they are more technically known.

The York-based firm has tested the technology and found that it works well.

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Pretty cool if it works.
That's interesting. I hope it works. I'd love to have a faster internet connection and dial-up just isn't doing it. How many of those things would it take though to provide the world with broadband?
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