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1/31/2016
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Google SkyBender Drone Project Aims To Deliver 5G WiFi

Project SkyBender joins the ranks of Google's Project Loon and Facebook's efforts to provide super-fast WiFi from drones and other airborne vehicles.

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Michelle
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Michelle,
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1/31/2016 | 10:10:09 PM
Wi-Fi Island in the Sky
Floating wi-fi access is an interesting prosepct for rual areas. I wonder how stable they will be during wind storms. I know of some rual areas in the US that could use high speed Internet and also have high, sustained winds throughout the year (40-50MPH). 
JohnnyA852
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JohnnyA852,
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1/31/2016 | 2:49:46 PM
Re: Amazing
WHered you get 5GHz?

 

5G means its just the 5th Generation, there's no real approved standard but it most certainly won't use 5GHz 
shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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1/31/2016 | 2:10:56 PM
Re: Amazing
5GHz frequency has a shorter range and has more distractions. Hope Google is looking at the best channel and widest coverage together with speeds. 
shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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1/31/2016 | 2:09:22 PM
Amazing
Another proud project by Google, I hope the balloon project is still happening and this is taking a separate road. 
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