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Cellphones and Blimps?

Thomas A. Horsley (
Mon, 05 Sep 2005 15:26:54 GMT

Curious about something in the wake of Katrina: If we had been
prepared to do so, could cellphone communications have been restored
(at least periodically) to the area by flying any kind of cell relay
equipment over the area in blimps? I can imagine it would take special
equipment, since cell towers are usually attached to land lines and a
blimp (obviously) won't have a landline connection, but I do wonder if
something like that could be feasible for getting at least limited
communications re-established quickly?

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