New Idea to Spread Internet Access in Rural Areas: Drones
EAGLE RIVER, Wis. (AP) Students in northern Wisconsin school district without reliable home internet will soon be able to connect to their school networks via a drone-powered cellular signal.
The project comes from a Wisconsin startup via a state-funded pilot program in the Eagle River area. Wisconsin Public Radio reports the goal is to test the use of drones as a way to expand internet connectivity into rural areas.
The partnership is between the new company, Wisconsin Telelift, and the Northland Pines School District. The drones will be fitted with cellphone towers that let students throughout the district get online even in areas where cellphone service and broadband access are spotty.
Internet access is a difficult issue in the district, which spreads across 435 square miles in Vilas and Oneida counties. School administrator Scott Foster says up to 15% of the districts 1,300 students just dont have it at home. Half dont have it reliably.
Read more: https://spectrumnews1.com/wi/milwaukee/news/2021/03/11/new-idea-to-spread-internet-access-in-rural-areas--drones
Tells of recent technological development that keeps the drone afloat. Very exciting!
I can't imagine one attached to the ground with a power cord.
I would think it's appropriate. But what do I know? I've never flown one.
How do you make money with a drone?
So, I take aerials of homes that are close to rivers, lakes and the ocean. It makes a big difference in how quickly the property sells.
and I'll bet you have a lot of demand up there in Wisconsin. My aunt had a vacation home up there in Tomahawk.
So yes, lot's of opportunities in that I live right on the Mobile Delta and an hour from the Gulf of Mexico.