However, keeping stratospheric balloons going permanently is a tricky task, which is why Alphabet's R&D arm, X, has been working toward a ground-based solution that replicates the same technological ethos as the balloons.
X plans to deploy free space optical technology, which transmits data through light beams at up to 20 gigabits per second between the rooftop boxes.
Andhra Pradesh government has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Google X to bring Free Space Optical Communication (FSOC) technology to India to provide internet through AP's ambitious Fibergrid project.
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IT Minister Nara Lokesh said that by using FSOC technology the state will be able to use better bandwidth data to every house hold including houses in the tribal belt.
For Indians to use Google's services, however, they need access to the internet. X engineers and experts on site in AP will work together with APSFL personnel identifying and selecting suitable sites for deployment of the FSOC links.
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In India, Alphabet is partnering with telecom company AP State FiberNet to install around 2000 FSOC boxes across the region.
"This association with X labs to implement FSOC in AP is first of its kind in the world to provide wireless internet connection at a higher speed of up to 20Gbps and to a distance of up to 20kms".
X, the research division of Google's parent company Alphabet, has developed a new high-speed wireless technology that could make it easier to connect millions of residents in rural areas. The state's goal is to have 12 million households and thousands of government organizations and businesses connected to the Internet by 2019.
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About BharatNet: BharatNet is a project of national importance in India to establish, by 2017, a highly scalable network infrastructure accessible on a non-discriminatory basis, to provide on demand, affordable broadband connectivity of 2 Mbps to 20 Mbps for all households and on demand capacity to all institutions, to realise the vision of Digital India, in partnership with States and the private sector.