Raven Aerostar Involved In Pilot Project With Google

Jun 19, 2013

Lon Stroschein is the vice president and general manager of Raven Aerostar. Raven Industries of Sioux Falls is involved in a pilot project with Google designed to provide high-speed wireless internet accessibility to rural, remote and undeserved areas of the world. Google plans to use Raven-designed and developed high-tech balloons as part of its new project for balloon-powered internet access, "Project Loon." While the program is still in its early stages, a successful trial began this week in New Zealand involving 30 balloons provided by Raven Aerostar providing internet connectivity to an area covering nearly 10,000 square kilometers. For more on this story, click on the link: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=192791052