Google’s Project Loon, the  balloon-powered internet access venture has been tested in Brazil, marking its first LTE experiments and launch near the equator.

In the countryside just beyond Campo Maior – located inside the state of Piaui, and roughly two hours outside of Teresina – Google was able to propel its high-altitude balloons into the air and connect a school called Linoca Gayoso to the internet for the very first time. That alone is arguably cause for celebration, but it’s also the first time Google has tested LTE delivery.

A video about the project and a photo gallery on Google+ explaining the tests were shared by Google.

Credit: TNW