Google are planning to connect some of the globe’s more remote regions to the internet through the use of satellites, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

The search giant has reportedly hired staff from a number of satellite firms and plans to launch around 180 small satellites into a low altitude orbit.

The project is being led by Greg Wyler, founder of satellite startup O3b Networks, with a reported investment of up to $1 billion (£600 million) from Google.

The move is the most recent step from Google as they look to keep growing as a company, with their revenues generated mostly from people seeing advertisements on the web, and the more people with access to the web the better for the company.

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