Wired‘s Duncan Geere reports on a new effort from Google to bring broadband to nations currently without:

Search giant Google is intending to build huge wireless networks across Africa and Asia, using high-altitude balloons and blimps.

The company is intending to finance, build and help operate networks from sub-Saharan Africa to Southeast Asia, with the aim of connecting around a billion people to the web.

Broadband delivered via blimps? How cool is that?