Google is running a pilot test in New Zealand this month for a new method of spreading internet access using high altitude balloons. No, seriously:

Apparently, two thirds of the world don't have access to the internet and they seem to think that this method will be a cheaper way to get more people able to access the internet if they so choose.

(warning: voice over is by a child, which makes it a little too cloyingly sweet for my taste.)

This one has more info and is more interesting, delving into the balloons and where they want them to be in the atmosphere: