AT&T thinks drones can fix terrible reception at baseball games – MarketWatch

So you’re at a Beyoncé concert, but can’t Snapchat a video. You want to text your friends your location at a baseball game, but your phone has no signal. Packed venues like these are notorious for poor cellphone reception.

Well, AT&T says it has a solution: drones.

AT&T says it is currently testing providing LTE wireless coverage at crowded venues, like concerts and baseball games, by using a drone that is tethered to the ground but hovering in the air nearby.

AT&T has dubbed the drones “Flying COWs” — the COW stands for “Cell on Wings.”  The drones would boost LTE coverage to areas in need of it during occasional large events.

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Mike Rawson

Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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