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Google may deploy balloon-based internet in Puerto Rico

Tuesday 3 October 2017 | 12:20 CET | News
Google is considering the possibility of deploying high-altitude Wi-Fi balloons to provide temporary internet connectivity in Puerto Rico after the US territory was devastated by Hurricane Maria, reports The Verge, citing a tweet from the tech giant's R&D firm X. "The Project Loon team at X is exploring if it's possible to bring emergency connectivity to Puerto Rico," said X lab's official Twitter account. The Category 4 storm has left almost the entirety of Puerto Rico without electricity, with the FCC last week announcing that 95 percent of the island's mobile base stations were out of

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Companies: Google
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