Google Project Loon to deliver cell coverage to Puerto Rico

Google Project Loon to deliver cell coverage to Puerto Rico

In a statement, X spokesperson Libby Leahy told Gizmodo, "We're grateful for the support of the FCC and the Puerto Rican authorities as we work hard to see if it's possible to use Loon balloons to bring emergency connectivity to the island during this time of need". 83 percent of the cell sites are said to have been decimated in the Spanish country and also several US Virgin Islands.

"22 (same as yesterday ) out of the 78 counties in Puerto Rico have 100 percent of their cell sites out of service". The balloons cross link to provide the best coverage matrix and when they drift off position or are otherwise disabled, they're capable of descent for recovery by crews on the surface.

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The project works by ground stations connecting to the local internet infrastructure and beaming signals to the balloons.

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El ladrón fue identificado como Giovani y dos de sus cómplices, entre ellos una mujer, fueron hospitalizados pues también recibieron una golpiza.

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

"That's why we need to take innovative approaches to help restore connectivity on the island".

Project Loon, which has been led by Google's parent company, would provide cellular service through transmitters mounted to durable balloons, much like weather balloons. Those will link to balloons flying nearly 13 miles above the Earth, from which cell service will be broadcast down to the islands. "More than 160 GB of data has been sent to people over a combined area of 40,000km2 - that's roughly the size of Switzerland - and enough data to send and receive around 30 million WhatsApp messages, or 2 million emails". X was already in Peru when the flooding began. At this point, Puerto Rico's telecom companies may not be able to formally partner with Google and provide any resources toward this collaboration, but obviously Google intends to make connectivity happen if it can. Alphabet says it is developing temporary software fixes over the air for some devices, such as LG, Samsung and Apple. For good measure, their report involved plenty of talk about the protests being designed to allow the rise of a "shadow government" planning a coup against President Trump.