• According to Sri Lankan foreign minister Mangala Samaraweera , the country signed an agreement to launch the helium-filled balloons "in the coming months." Hopefully, Google will have finished launching the balloons by next March.
  • The balloons are high-tech and filled with helium. They fly twice as high as commercial airliners and will be "barely visible" to the naked eye. They stay aloft for 100 days and their movements are algorithmically controlled.
  • The network of floating cell towers will provide "affordable" 3G cell service throughout all of Sri Lanka.

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