After that state passed a devastating hurricane “Irma” and “Maria”, 83 % of the territory of Puerto Rico there is no connection. The situation is so close to catastrophic that the Federal communications Commission has given a good Corporation Alphabet (Google) for implementation in the region programme “Project Loon”.
The project idea is very simple, but ambitious – Google engineers have developed balloons for hanging them in the stratosphere over the territory where you want to create Internet access. Each ball carries solar panels, telecommunications equipment and navigation system. And who on earth they have a gadget with wireless module, can obtain free Internet access.
Technology distribution of stratospheric Internet balloons have already been tried in New Zealand and Brazil, the Alphabet is agreement on the deployment of such systems in Sri Lanka and Indonesia. After catastrophic floods and landslides in Peru in early this year “Project Loon” has been successfully implemented in this country. However, had to cooperate with local operator Telefonica and replan lines of communication under the new realities.
The last point is a stumbling block in the development of the concept of “Internet heaven” – Google does not grant the benefit of, and integrated into local communication systems with far-reaching plans. Power natural fear of such interventions, therefore, licensed to operate in Puerto Rico has a trial status and will only be valid until April 2018. But Google will have the opportunity to benefit residents of neighboring virgin Islands.
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