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Blimps instead of Towers?
Could a Blimp Improve Communications?
by seagreen 07:05PM Sunday Aug 20 2006
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) - Bob Jones has a lofty idea for improving communications around the world: Strategically float robotic airships above the Earth as an alternative to unsightly telecom towers on the ground and expensive satellites in space.

Jones, a former NASA manager, envisions a fleet of unmanned "Stratellites" hovering in the atmosphere and blanketing large swaths of territory with wireless access for high-speed data and voice communications.
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rawgerz
The hell was that?
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join:2004-10-03
Grove City, PA

yup sure could

but the telco's won't let it get off the ground, literally.
it would be a cheap and easy way of serving many many people with little latency, I would love to see that. Even if it did get up I worry about caps on bandwidth, or overloaded equipment.
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uscomputing

join:2005-01-26
Buffalo, NY

LOL

Sorry, this is not Bob Jones' idea. We have been talking about this over in the Wireless Service Providers Forum for years now...