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How Telecom Companies Harness the Power of Drones and Balloons for Emergency Communications

The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season has been one of the worst in years and it now ranks in the top 10 most active seasons due the destructive stretch of long-lasting storms. The power goes out, people lose access to running water, and telecommunication networks go down. According to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Hurricane Harvey in Houston knocked out close to 20 emergency call centers, over 300 cellular sites, and caused communication outages to nearly 150,000 internet, TV, and phone customers. Emergency supplies like backup batteries, backup power generators, hand-cranked chargers, or solar powered chargers can be helpful temporary solutions. But, if you’re caught in this type of situation, you can expect that your wi-fi router and cell service stop working due to massive outages. More than 90% of Puerto Rico was without cellphone coverage after Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. To combat this, telecommunication companies, such as AT&T and [. . .]

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Case Study: Butterfield & Robinson

Butterfield & Robinson Becomes More Accessible to its Clients with Country-Specific Toll Free VoIP Numbers Company: Butterfield & Robinson “We needed a way to expand into new markets and offer a sales and service...