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Google Interested in Wireless Bandwidth Balloons 181

An anonymous reader writes "Google is reportedly looking into investing in or buying a company called Space Data, which provides wireless voice and data services to remote areas with a fleet of weather balloons fitted with transceivers." My mind is sorta tripping over how something like this could work, but I gotta admit that the idea is really cool.

"Everybody is talking about the weather but nobody does anything about it." -- Mark Twain