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Alphabet Bringing Internet-By-Balloon To Puerto Rico

  • Wired, Monday, October 9, 2017 3:27 PM
In the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria, Alphabet is working to bring emergency connectivity to Puerto Rico using hot air balloons. “If all goes to plan, Alphabet’s balloons will soon help replace the thousands of cellphone towers knocked out of service by hurricane-strength winds,” Wired reports. “The balloons would provide voice and data service through local carriers to users’ phones.”

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