Friday, October 20, 2017

Google officially flips on Project Loon in Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico is in trouble. Approximately 3 million of its residents are still without electricity after the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria, and 30% lack access to drinkable water. Exacerbating the process of recovery is the fact that communication infrastructure in general, and the internet specifically, is experiencing trouble across the U.S. territory.

Enter Alphabet's Project Loon, which on October 20 announced that it had officially switched on its balloon-powered internet for some Puerto Rican residents. That's right giant balloons are providing digital connectivity for some people who might otherwise go without.  Read more...

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