AT&T unleashes drones to aid in Hurricane Harvey relief

Flooded Lake Forest area of New Orleans, Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina with buildings burning uncontrolled in the background.

As residents on or near the coast of Texas continue to try to pick up the pieces of devastation brought on by Hurricane Harvey, the ability to communicate to the outside world has become more and more important. Yesterday, AT&T deployed a fleet of 46 drones to inspect areas in South Texas that have been impacted. The key goals for the deployment were to check out all the towers, determine the network impact and ensure that customers continue to be able to speak to their loved ones.  A total of 26 drones were sent the day before, prior to sending out the 46 drones yesterday.  AT&T…Read More

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