U.S. approves Google application to provide Puerto Rico with emergency cell service

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said late on Friday it had approved Google-parent-company Alphabet Inc’s application to provide emergency cellular service to Puerto Rico through balloons.In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico has struggled to regain communications services. The FCC said on Friday that 83 percent of cell sites remain out of service, while wireless communications company are deploying temporary sites.WATCH: OUR COVERAGE OF HURRICANE MARIA IN PUERTO RICOScientists racing to save ‘Monkey Island’ after Hurricane Maria

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