Google got permission to float its internet-beaming balloons over Puerto Rico

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We're grateful for the support of the FCC and the Puerto Rican authorities as we work hard to see if it's possible to use Loon balloons to bring emergency connectivity to the island during this time of need.

The Federal Communications Commission has given Project Loon, an experimental balloon-powered internet program, a temporary license to provide cell service in Puerto Rico. In a filing with the FCC, Google wrote that it wanted approval to use the balloons to "support licensed mobile carriers' restoration of limited communications capability" in Puerto Rico.

The Carribean country Puerto Rico has been caught with a deadly hurricane named Maria last day, of 150 miles per hour. "The Hurricane Recovery Task Force will allow us to do just that", Pai also said.

Separately, Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello said on Twitter that he had a "great initial conversation" with Elon Musk, the chief executive of Tesla Inc.

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It could help provide the people of Puerto Rico with access to cellular service to connect with loved ones and access life-saving information.

Mr Musk said he was diverting resources from a semi-truck project to fix Model 3 bottlenecks and "increase battery production for Puerto Rico & other affected areas". The balloons that were deployed in Peru, in fact, were launched from Puerto Rico.

The company had previously conducted connectivity tests in Australia, New Zealand and several South American countries.

After setting up a network on the island of Vieques, off the main island of Puerto Rico, one team watched from a roof as local residents started getting text alerts from family members who had been trying to get in touch. But in that case, Google had already partnered with a telecom provider on the ground, which it depended on to beam the signal to the balloons, for disaster relief.

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