A Drone Could be Getting You Better Phone Connections

Now they could be providing a modern, constantly connected society with a lifeline in dire situations.

US network AT&T is looking at using drones to extend data networks through venues under heavy use such as at concerts and sports events.

The idea would be to have a drone tethered to the roof or top of the venue and for it to repeat the signal coming from a nearby cellular tower that might be just too out of reach for the phones in use there.

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