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Google to Provide Emergency Cell Service to Puerto Rico Via Balloons

08 October 2017

Blumenthal did not specify when the rest of the military personnel would arrive, but Republican Senator Cory Gardner, speaking at the same news conference, said the plan to bring in more National Guard forces is "an assessment that has been made by the Department of Defense now underway".

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. Musk is in talks with Ricadro Rossello, the island's governor, about what could be done.

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".

In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico has struggled to regain communications services. It's a cell tower.

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The FCC's daily status report also shows significant wireline, TV and radio outages remain in both USA territories. But that doesn't mean it will able to get them in the air anytime soon.

"FCC issues experimental license to Google to provide emergency cellular service in Puerto Rico through Project Loon balloons", Matthew Berry, the authority's chief of staff, announced on Twitter.

But there are limitations, she said Saturday. To deliver signal to people's devices, Loon needs be integrated with a telco partner's network - the balloons can't do it alone.

Cisco Systems has sent a tactical team and says it is working with local government, emergency responders and service providers to facilitate restoration and recovery efforts.

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It was the strongest hurricane to hit the United States in over a century and the 155mph winds left Puerto Rico entirely without power.

"It is critical that we adopt a coordinated and comprehensive approach to support the rebuilding of communications infrastructure and restoration of communications services", Mr Pai said in statement.

But the Puerto Rico situation is different.

Much of the ground work is being spearheaded by nonprofit organizations and small firms with expertise in rural or emergency communications. "The Hurricane Recovery Task Force will allow us to do just that".

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Google to Provide Emergency Cell Service to Puerto Rico Via Balloons