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Sunny in Puerto Rico

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Sunny in Puerto Rico

The road to recovery after Hurricane Maria lashed out on the island of Puerto Rico has been extremely difficult.  The lack of a functional power grid & other resources made it nearly impossible for the U.S. Territory to make much progress in a timely manner.  The Communications Infrastructure has been utterly destroyed.  Without this crucial system in place, the rebuilding process has been slowed even further.  To put it simply:  Puerto Rico needs all the help it can get.   An organization that has been helping with relief efforts for the southern half of the island recently reached out to Sunny Communications...

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Project Loon’s Communication Balloons

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Project Loon’s Communication Balloons

Google X’s Communication Balloon System FCC ​Approves ​Project ​Loon The Federal Communications Commission has recently approved Project Loon an experimental license to operate in Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands for the purpose ​of ​helping ​the ​islands ​regain ​connectivity ​as ​reported ​by ​the The Verge. According to FCC chairman Ajit Pai, “More than two weeks after Hurricane Maria struck, millions of Puerto Ricans are still without access to much-needed communications services” & “that’s why we need to take innovative approaches to ​help ​restore ​connectivity ​on ​the ​island. ​Project ​Loon ​is ​one ​such ​approach.” Libby Leahy, a spokesman for Google’s X...

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