A new company called Spooky Action is developing drones tethered to solar panels to solve the issues of lack of internet coverage in remote areas around the world.
Getting coverage to certain parts of the world proves to be a great challenge even in current times.
“In Botswana, for example, it makes financial sense to build a cell phone tower in the city, but out in the villages, you can’t justify a cell phone tower that is going to cost $1 million,” says Rahul Tiwari, the 22 year old founder. Tiwari is on the path to solving this problem now with one of his TeleLift drones. “We can cover 20-30 square miles,” Tiwari said, “And they can stay in the air for a month at a time thanks to their tether.”