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Alphabet X to beam wireless service to Puerto Rico with a fleet of balloons

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Oct 11, 2017 01:03 AM
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by (Amanda Froelich) last modified Oct 10, 2017

Help is coming to Puerto Rico in the form of a giant fleet of balloons. Alphabet X’s Project Loon — a former enterprise of Google — was recently issued an “emergency license” by the FCC. The project, which had its first test run in Peru, provides mobile data to rural areas and disaster zones via high-altitude weather balloons. In the coming months, Alphabet X will deploy its technology to Puerto Rico, where 11.7 percent of the island’s population has access to electricity, 55.5 percent...





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