Dubbed Project SkyBender, the project reportedly utilizes high-frequency millimeter wave technology, which is said to transmit gigabits of data per second at speeds that dwarf current 4G technology.
SkyBender is based out of Spaceport America, the same New Mexico facility built to support Virgin Galactic's spaceflight initiative.
While Google has yet to publicly acknowledge its involvement in the project, SkyBender is said to be a product of Google Access, the team responsible for Google's Project Loon.
A partnership with the Sri Lankan government, Project Loon will provide wireless Internet access across remote areas of Sri Lanka via a network of balloons in the stratosphere.
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