Will Alphabet’s internet balloons really help Puerto Rico?

Project Loon is an audacious concept dreamt up in Google's secretive X lab to connect remote regions of the world through high-flying communications balloons. Now headed up by Google's parent company, Alphabet, the balloons have been green-lighted to take flight over Puerto Rico as the island still reels from the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria... Continue Reading Project Loon balloons to connect storm-ravaged Puerto Rico Category: Telecommunications Tags: Alphabet Balloon Google Project Loon Related Articles: Government initiative gives Google the go-ahead to test delivery drones in the US Hello Waymo: Google spins off self-driving car project into new company Alphabet spinoff heats and cools the home with geothermal energy Verily's smartwatch gathers health data for research

Project Loon balloons to connect storm-ravaged Puerto Rico

Project Loon is an audacious concept dreamt up in Google's secretive X lab to connect remote regions of the world through high-flying communications balloons. Now headed up by Google's ...

Sun 8 Oct 17 from Gizmag

Balloons to help restore Puerto Rico's cell networks

Google's parent company is set to launch balloons into the Caribbean skies in an attempt to restore telephone networks in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.

Sun 8 Oct 17 from Phys.org

Big Tech has big plans to help reconnect Puerto Rico

Facebook and Google once aimed to connect the world. Now they would be happy just to reconnect part of it.

Sat 7 Oct 17 from Phys.org

Google to fly internet-transmitting balloons over Puerto Rico to restore its phone service

Tech giants rally to provide communications solutions as millions of islanders still without power

Sat 7 Oct 17 from The Independent

Alphabet may have spun out Project Loon into its own company

Project Loon might be a strange project with a wacky name, but apparently Google's parent company Alphabet believes in it. It appears as though the project, which began as a part ...

Fri 13 Oct 17 from Engadget

Google’s Project Loon Gets Green Light to Deploy Over Puerto Rico

The FCC has granted Google permission to deploy its Project Loon LTE service over Puerto Rico, reconnecting the US territory with the internet and cellular service. The post Google’s Project ...

Tue 10 Oct 17 from Extremetech

Eighty-three percent of cell sites on the island remain out of service, but Alphabet plans to deploy high-altitude balloons to temporarily establish a communication network.

Credit: Brooks Kraft LLC/Corbis via Getty Images  Google's parent company is set to launch balloons into the Caribbean skies in an attempt to restore telephone networks ...

Mon 9 Oct 17 from Discovery News

Alphabet’s Internet balloons will try to restore cell service in Puerto Rico

Alphabet's Project Loon gets experimental license to provide emergency service.

Mon 9 Oct 17 from Arstechnica

Alphabet’s Project Loon LTE Balloons Approved For Deployment In Puerto Rico

Alphabet, the parent company of Google, has received approval to deploy its Project Loon LTE balloons in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Project Loon was a former Google X Lab project ...

Sun 8 Oct 17 from Ubergizmo

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