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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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Inside The Building Controversy Around Personal Drone Usage And Hurricane Harvey

There are not many words to describe the massive spectrum of emotion around the impact of Hurricane Harvey. It’s something you have to see in order to truly absorb the engulfing crush of nature’s power, and once you do, the … Continue reading

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DoD Seeks New Authority for Drone Countermeasures

Unmanned aerial systems (UAS, or drones) could be used by malicious actors to conduct unauthorized surveillance or to deliver hazardous payloads within the United States. But defending against such threats may violate the law as currently written. “Some of the … Continue reading

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“World’s first” small UAV beams 4G signal as a “flying cell tower”

On Monday, a VA-based tech firm, Fenix Group, Inc., partnered with Martin UAV, a company that produces “rugged utility drones,” to produce an under-55-lb unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capable of offering 4G cell service—an accomplishment it calls the “world’s first.” … Continue reading

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