It's been over six weeks since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, leaving millions without power or access to reliable communication. The hurricane damaged the above-ground fiber lines that connect towers to the main network, too. AT&T, for example, is using stop-gap measures like portable cell towers on trucks to help get the network back up, and says that 70 percent of the population there is now covered by their network. And then there are the balloons. Alphabet, Google's parent company and the tech giant responsible for the balloons, calls the endeavor an "experimental technology."
Nov-4-2017, 21:30:25 GMT