Google Brings Cellular Service to Puerto Rico Using Balloons

Passengers await news on the status of a flight from Houston to San Juan in Bush Intercontinental Airport on Thursday

The FCC said on Friday that 83 percent of cell sites remain out of service, while wireless communications company are deploying temporary sites.

Google is stepping into the crisis in Puerto Rico to help out with some cutting edge technology that will provide emergency phone reception.

Weeks ago Tesla sent hundreds of batteries that store power made by solar panels to the islands, and they are now making more for Puerto Rico.

Mr Musk said he was diverting resources from a semi-truck project to fix Model 3 bottlenecks and "increase battery production for Puerto Rico & other affected areas".

Puerto Rico is still reeling from the devastation from Hurricane Maria, which has left billions of dollars worth of damage in its wake, flooded the country and destroyed a lot of the buildings.

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It's unclear if X has found a telecomm company to partner with in the USA territory.

Project Loon is the name for Alphabet's (Google's parent company) ambitious project that provides cellular data capabilities from above.

Alphabet will attempt to provide service in Puerto Rico after the FCC approved their experimental license for Project Loon, an initiative that launches giant balloons with network hardware in them to provide internet access to users on the ground.

Alphabet Inc has just been given permission to float 30 balloons over United States territory Puerto Rico, providing them with much needed mobile reception and internet. Pai said that this includes the "the rebuilding of communications infrastructure and restoration of communications services". "The Hurricane Recovery Task Force will allow us to do just that". In Puerto Rico, things are still in the planning stages. To deliver signal to people's devices, Loon needs be integrated with a telco partner's network - the balloons can't do it alone.

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