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Project Loon cleared to help restore wireless in Puerto Rico

Project Loon cleared to help restore wireless in Puerto Rico

Alphabet, which controls Google, obtained authorisation from the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to deploy the devices - developed from 2013 as part of a project known as "Loon".

The United States plans to have 17,000 military personnel in Puerto Rico to aid disaster recovery efforts after Hurricane Maria, a Democratic senator briefed on the plan told reporters on Saturday. "It is critical that we adopt a coordinated and comprehensive approach to support the rebuilding of communications infrastructure and restoration of communications services".

Most of the recovery news has rightly focused on the hard journey to get Puerto Rico's power grid back online.

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Google is the latest company to bring relief to Puerto Rico as the island deals with the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

A Google Project Loon internet balloon is seen at the Google I/O 2016 developers conference in Mountain View, California May 19, 2016. Private companies have stepped up to that challenge, like Tesla sending its Powerwall batteries and technicians (an effort that may be upgraded to building out PR's next grid, given the positive Twitter exchange between Governor Ricardo Rossello and Tesla CEO Elon Musk). "The Hurricane Recovery Task Force will allow us to do just that", Paid said.

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".

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Loon balloons work by "relaying communications between Alphabet's own ground stations connected to the surviving wireless networks, and users' handsets".

In 2016, a test site was set up in Puerto Rico to launch what the project called "a handful of test balloons".

According to the FCC, 83 percent of cell sites in Puerto Rico are out of service, 57 percent for the US Virgin Islands, and 100 percent for St. John.

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