[telecom] Google sending balloons to help PR phone service

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Google to use balloons for Puerto Rico phone service

Alphabet Inc is sending high-altitude balloons to provide phone service to island devastated by Hurricane Maria.

Alphabet Inc, the company that controls Google, is sending special balloons to Puerto Rico to help restore phone service after the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria last month.

The US Federal Communications Commission said it had approved the company's application to provide the emergency cellular service to Puerto Rico. ===== rest:

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danny burstein
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In article you write:

It's also in the Wall Street Journal, so it must be true:

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Some cynics have pointed out that all the whizbang balloons don't do much good while most of the residents have no power and no way to recharge their phones.

R's, John

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John Levine

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