Verizon is launching LTE drones

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  1. xeene

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    "The carrier announced it recently tested a drone-based "flying cell-site" system for expanded air network coverage in emergency situations when power grids are knocked out."
    Verizon tests 4G LTE coverage drones for extreme weather conditions

    That's pretty clever! We had a massive power outage in metro Detroit a month ago that lasted several days so even though phone service was mostly uninterrupted, we did lose a TMobile tower that supplied service to about a square mile leaving us reliant on wifi for communication.
     
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    Would a balloon give more consistent coverage with longer time on station?
     
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    Drones can fly for 30+ hours. Deploy a new one when the first one is RTB. Seems plausible.
     
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    This seems like it would be a great idea!


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    They should also use them during sporting events or concerts when NOBODY has a signal.