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Puerto Rico cell phone service is still out. Can Alphabet’s Project Loon fix it?

Alphabet, Google’s parent company, is hoping to help restore cell service and internet connectivity to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands through its high-flying Project Loon balloons. In the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria, residents of the islands lack access to basic supplies like food and running water, and 83% of people still lack cell reception. Alphabet aims … Continue reading “Puerto Rico cell phone service is still out. Can Alphabet’s Project Loon fix it?”

Puerto Rico cell phone service is still out. Can Alphabet’s Project Loon fix it?
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This blimp startup is taking on Google’s and Facebook’s flying internet projects

Millions and millions of people around the world have little or no access to good internet service. The reasons range from government instability to bad economies to challenging terrain. And that’s why there’s a boom in efforts to deliver internet connectivity from the skies. The best known of those efforts are Facebook’s giant Aquila drone and … Continue reading “This blimp startup is taking on Google’s and Facebook’s flying internet projects”

This blimp startup is taking on Google’s and Facebook’s flying internet projects
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