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AT&T, Loon prepare for the worst with high-altitude internet balloons

May 7, 2020

AT&T has partnered up with Alphabet’s Loon division, whose aim is to provide internet connection using high-altitude internet balloons, or more technically, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The pair are on a mission to deliver connectivity as quickly as possible in disaster-stricken areas, and according to a blog post announcing the partnership, Loon CEO Alastair Westgarth said that AT&T will allow Loon to do so at scale.

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