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Google parent turns on internet balloons in Puerto Rico 

L.A. Times Saturday, 21 October 2017
Google's parent Alphabet Inc. said Friday that its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria.

Two of the search giant's “Project Loon” balloons are already over the island enabling texts, emails...
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Alphabet said on Friday, experimental communications balloons provided by Alphabet Inc in collaboration with AT&T Inc will allow some of the carrier’s customers in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico to send texts. They will also provide access critical information on the internet. In the hardest-hit areas...

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