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A bird? A plane? No, it’s a Google balloon beaming the internet in Kenya

In an undated photo from Loon LLC, a Loon internet balloon. The balloons started delivering internet access to Kenya on July 7, 2020. (Loon LLC via The New York Times) — NO SALES; FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY WITH NYT STORY KENYA INTERNET BALLOONS BY ABDI LATIF DAHIR FOR JULY 7, 2020. ALL OTHER USE PROHIBITED. —

A commercial deal in Kenya marks the first application of balloon-powered internet in Africa, the region with the lowest percentage of internet users globally.

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