Unfortunately, Project Loon doesn't have anything to do with Canada — yet. But there's potential here for a great benefit to Canadians in rural areas, particularly in the far north.
Google, where people are paid to brainstorm and pursue ideas that are often "wacky," has initiated a project to place a chain of balloons into "orbit" around the globe and to use them as a way of providing internet connectivity for people who would otherwise not be able to access the internet.
Of course, being balloons, these relay stations won't actually be in orbit. They will be in the stratosphere, . . . [more]