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An AT&T drone is now providing cellular service to people in Puerto Rico

AT&T is using an LTE-equipped drone to reconnect some Puerto Ricans who lost wireless service after Hurricane Maria. This obviously isn’t a permanent fix for Puerto Rico, where 48 percent of cell sites are still out of service more than a month … Continue reading

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DOT to partner with at least 5 cities to accelerate drone adoption

Despite years of regulatory delays predicated on population density and privacy issues, President Donald Trump’s recent directive opened the floodgates for communities looking to take advantage of drone programs. From warehouses to disaster relief sites or package delivery, communities have been clamoring for federal guidance permitting the unmanned aerial vehicles, with … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico Is a Testbed for Emergency Drone Cargo Deliveries

Speaking from a generator-powered café by the airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico—a city still 90 percent without power nearly a month after Hurricane Maria struck—entrepreneur Joel Ifill describes the mood in this devastated territory. “It’s island culture, so still … Continue reading

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New York Agency Touts Progress Using Drones For Conservation, Emergency Response Work

Officials with the New York Department of Environmental Conservation are touting their efforts to use drones as a part of their environmental management and emergency response efforts. The department’s 22-drone fleet is used for a variety of purposes across the … Continue reading

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