August 13, 2001

NASA flies to broadband rescue

Author: JT Smith

From Interactive Week: "The world's first unmanned plane intended as a telecom tower in the sky is
attracting interest as a new way to get broadband Internet connections to
businesses.

Helios, an aircraft resembling a giant wing, was built with funding and research
help from NASA, and has flown successfully. Backers claim its transmission
services will be far cheaper than satellites and more efficient than wireless towers."

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