Loon-y way to communicate

Helium balloons have made communication for residents of Puerto Rico slightly easier.

Project Loon is helping reconnect Puerto Rico with the world.

Project Loon is helping reconnect Puerto Rico with the world.

Alphabet’s Project Loon has provided internet service for about 100,000 Puerto Ricans.

Project Loon involves using a fleet of stratospheric helium balloons to act like a network of floating cell towers.

While the technology was originally meant to help people in isolated and rural areas get connected, Alphabet last month partnered with AT&T and T-Mobile to bring connectivity to huricane-stricken Puerto Rico.

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