Google plans on using balloons and blimps to transmit Wi-Fi signals over hundreds of square miles of sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, connecting close to a billion people who don't have easy access to the internet already, like we do in America. It's not all just for social media and games: the expansive information on the internet can be used to lift slumping economies out of despair. In order to achieve this, Google (which will benefit from more people using the internet, and, in turn, using their service) is trying to get regulators to use airwaves reserved for television. These airwaves can pass through buildings and cover longer distances at low frequencies.
Google: cool company, or the coolest company?