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

Google parent company Alphabet will use large balloons to bring cellular service to Puerto Rico, in an effort to help reconnect the country after the damage brought by Hurricane Maria. The tech firm received a formal license from the FCC on Saturday to ...and more »

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 coverage.and more »

Google is going to use experimental high-altitude balloons to provide internet in Puerto Rico - Business Insider

The Verge/Google X Google is planning to use experimental high-altitude balloons to provide cell and internet coverage in Puerto Rico. On Friday, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said it had approved Google parent company Alphabet ...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 balloons to restore Puerto Rico's cell phone service - Irish Times

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said late on Friday it had approved Alphabet Inc's application to provide emergency cellular service to Puerto Rico through balloons. In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico has struggled to ...and more »

Google Project Loon to deliver cell coverage to Puerto Rico - ZDNet

This device is unable to play the requested video. The United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted an experimental licence to Google's Project Loon to provide an emergency cellular service throughout hurricane-devastated Puerto ...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 »

Alphabet's Internet balloons will try to restore cell service in Puerto Rico - Ars Technica

The Alphabet division that's building a balloon-powered Internet service has obtained an experimental license "to help provide emergency cellular service in Puerto Rico," the Federal Communications Commission announced Saturday. But it's not clear ...and more »

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

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 ...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 »