Could balloons replace towers?
Published 01/23/2006, Associated Press
BISMARCK – Why put up more than 1,000 towers to spread cell phone service across North Dakota when a few balloons would do it? So says former Gov. Ed Schafer, one of the backers of a plan to attach wireless re-peaters to weather balloons high above the state to fill gaps in cellular coverage.Word count: 747
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