Project Loon team gave Puerto Rico connectivity—and assembled a helicopter

AUSTIN, Texas—”So this happened—this is September 2017,” Juan Ramírez Lugo, president of the AAAS Caribbean division, tells the audience at the 2018 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Conference. The slide that soon greets the room depicts an almost surreal reality: the available power (or lack thereof) on the island of Puerto Rico […]

Now T-Mobile is working with Project Loon in Puerto Rico

Last week AT&T announced it was the first carrier working with Alphabet’s balloon-distributed wireless setup in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, and now T-Mobile customers have access too. Project Loon started off in the X Labs at Google, which are now a part of its parent company Alphabet, and uses balloons floating 20km high in […]

Google’s parent company has made internet balloons available in Puerto Rico, the first time it’s offered Project Loon in the US

Screenshot/Project Loon Google’s parent company Alphabet, in collaboration with AT&T, is now delivering limited internet connectivity in Puerto Rico through its internet balloon project called Project Loon. This is the first time Loon has ever been available in the US. That means that some AT&T customers in Puerto Rico can access limited internet connectivity on their smartphones […]

Internet May Soon Return to Puerto Rico Thanks to Google Spinoff Project Loon

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Project Loon cleared to help restore wireless in Puerto Rico

Project Loon — the balloon delivered internet project that started life as part of Google and now calls Alphabet’s X “innovation lab” home — has moved one step closer to becoming a part of the relief efforts in Puerto Rico. The FCC has issued an “experimental license” for it to provide emergency cellular LTE service. […]