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Flying drone swarm could bring free Wi-Fi access to protesters

zacharye (2330148) writes | more than 2 years ago

Communications 0

zacharye (2330148) writes "Electronic Countermeasures, a project launched by the Tomorrow’s Thoughts Today organization’s Liam Young, is a revolutionary effort that could create wireless networks on the fly. The solution involves a swarm of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that carry wireless base stations and broadcast what is essentially a portable, scalable local wireless network. Such a solution would allow protesters and activists to communicate with one another using mobile devices without the need for a cellular Internet connection. In fact, no connection to the Internet would be required at all..."
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