Google to Build 180 Satellites to Provide Internet Access Around the Globe

Google plans to provide Internet access to underserved areas by building 180 satellites that would go into low orbit.
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Google plans to provide Internet access to underserved areas by building 180 satellites that would go into low orbit.
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Google wants every single person in the world to have access to the Internet. In an effort to make that happen, the search giant is reportedly working on building 180 satellites that are being described as "small" and "high capacity." They will go into low orbit and provide Internet access to underserved areas. 

If all goes well, Google is hoping to double its vehicle count. A spokesperson, who wouldn't confirm or deny the plans, said having Internet access "significantly improves people's lives."

The project is certainly costing Google a lot of money, with experts estimating anywhere from $1 billion to $3 billion. But, having more people online would eventually help Google's bottom line (the more people who have Internet access, the more see their ads, the more money they eventually make). If true, however, Google is opening up a new world to many areas where education and technological advancements are unheard of.