'Project Loon' balloons help 100k Puerto Ricans get online

Alphabet’s Project Loon, which last month partnered with AT&T and T-Mobile to bring LTE connectivity to disaster-stricken Puerto Rico, says its helium air balloons have delivered internet to 100,00 residents on the island. A significant portion of Puerto Rico, still struggling to recover from the effects of Hurricane Maria, is still without cell tower reception, with the Federal Communications Commission reporting earlier today that nearly 44 percent of Puerto Rico cell sites are still out of service. Loon deployed balloons in late October in what was its fastest-ever deployment in an effort to help residents get back online as soon as possible. “In times of crisis, being able to communicate with loved ones, emergency services and... Continue reading…

Project Loon delivers internet to 100,000 people in Puerto Rico

The FCC granted Alphabet's Project Loon, which delivers internet via balloons, an experimental license last month to help get Puerto Ricans online after Hurricane Maria decimated ...

Thu 9 Nov 17 from Engadget

Google parent's Project Loon delivers Internet to 100,000 in Puerto Rico

Loon dispatched balloons last month to beam Internet service to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria.        

Thu 9 Nov 17 from USA today

AT&T's 'Flying COW' drone provides cell service to Puerto Rico

These days, it's just as important to have communication up and running after a major disaster as it is to have power, food and drinkable water. The FCC approved $77 million to ...

Mon 6 Nov 17 from Engadget

An AT&T drone is now providing cellular service to people in Puerto Rico

Cellular network still devastated; carriers scramble to reconnect residents.

Mon 6 Nov 17 from Arstechnica

How do those internet balloons over Puerto Rico work?

Fri 3 Nov 17 from Popular Science

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