Moaning about poor broadband must be almost as popular as complaining about the weather now – and often about as futile.
LAST FRIDAY, ENGINEERS on Google parent Alphabet’s internet-by-balloon Project Loon tweeted that they hoped to bring emergency connectivity to Puerto Rico after Hurricanes Irma and Maria left more than 90 percent of the island without cellphone coverage.
WHEN Cyrus Field laid the first trans-Atlantic cable in 1858, it was hailed as one of the great technological achievements of its time and celebrated with bonfires, fireworks and 100-gun salutes.
Drones can be extremely helpful during emergencies by helping recovery efforts and delivering medical supplies. A professor at the University of North Texas (UNT) is building a drone that transports a communication that could ensure cell service works during emergencies.