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Alphabet Closer to Using Balloons for Telecom in Puerto Rico - WIRED

Last Friday, engineers on Google parent Alphabet's internet-by-balloon Project Loon tweeted that they hoped to bring emergency connectivity to Puerto Rico after Hurricanes Irma and Maria left more than 90 percent of the island without cellphone ...and more »

Hurricane Maria: Tech giants Google and Tesla offer support to struggling Puerto Rico - ABC Online

US authorities have approved Alphabet Inc's application to use its experimental Project Loon balloons to provide emergency mobile phone service to disaster-stricken Puerto Rico, as Tesla said it would send more battery supplies. In the aftermath of ...and more »

Project Loon gets federal clearance to provide cell service to Puerto Rico - CNNMoney

Giant floating balloons could help deliver internet and cell service to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico. The Federal Communications Commission has issued an "experimental license" to X, the moonshot outfit owned by Google's parent company, Alphabet (GOOG ...and more »

FCC gives Google's broadband balloons 'experimental license' in Puerto Rico - The Register

Alphabet's Project Loon broadband balloons will be allowed to attempt broadband services in Puerto Rico, as the unincorporated United States territory continues to recover from hurricane damage. Project Loon uses balloons that reach around 65,000 feet ...and more »

Google To Provide Hurricane Battered Puerto Rico Phone Service By Balloon - Newsweek

10_07_Project_Loon Alphabet Inc., the company that controls Google, is sending balloons to Puerto Rico to help restore the island's phone service. Google. Share. World Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria. The U.S. on Friday sanctioned Google's bid to use ...and more »

Google to Provide Puerto Rico With Cell Service Using Balloons - The Wire

Puerto Rico has struggled to regain communications services in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, with 83% of cell sites remaining out of service. Google to Provide Puerto Rico With Cell Service Using Balloons. A Google Project Loon internet balloon is ...and more »

Google's Project Loon will use balloons to bring cell service to Puerto Rico - TechRepublic

Following the infrastructure damage brought by Hurricane Maria, tech giants like Google and Tesla have stepped up to help reconnect citizens. By Conner Forrest | October 9, 2017, 5:48 AM PST. 0. Email; Print; Reddit; Delicious; Digg; Pinterest ...and more »

Google gets go-ahead to restore cell phone service in Puerto Rico with its balloons -

Regulators have approved Google's application to provide emergency cell phone services to Puerto Rico using balloons in the wake of Hurriane Maria. The US Federal Communications Commission announced its decision on Friday evening, one of a number of ...and more »

Alphabet's X Approved to Deploy Project Loon LTE Balloons to Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands - Gizmodo

Project Loon, the former Google X Lab enterprise to provide mobile data to rural areas and disaster zones via high-altitude weather balloons now run by Google's parent company Alphabet, may soon get another major test drive. Per Engadget, the FCC ...and more »

Google to Use Balloons to Provide Puerto Rico Cell Service - U.S. News & World Report

FILE PHOTO - The Google logo is pictured atop an office building in Irvine, California, U.S. August 7, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Picture Reuters. By David Shepardson. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said late on ...and more »