Infrastructure innovations enabling rural connectivity

How the use of blimps can make connecting the rural unconnected economically viable and bridge the digital divide

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  • How the rural connectivity challenge can be overcome with innovative new approaches and business models
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Altaeros, a start-up based in Boston, was co-founded in 2010 by CEO/CTO Ben Glass, an MIT-trained aerospace engineer who came up with the idea during graduate school. Their product, the SuperTower, provides wireless coverage through antennas and radios deployed on tethered blimps, known as aerostats, allowing carriers to provide coverage in places where a deployment…

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