AT&T wants drones to provide cell service at concerts

If you've ever been at a large event like a music festival, you're probably aware of just how awful cell service can get as hundreds or thousands of people all try Instagramming from the same spot. AT&T thinks it might have a solution.

In a blog post toady, AT&T floated the idea of building cell extensions into drones and flying them in to handle high demand. It imagines using these drones for "large events or even rapid disaster response," the latter of which is really the more important application, since cell towers often get overloaded as people begin calling for assistance or trying to get in touch with their families. The only bad thing about this idea is that AT&T has decided to name the drones "Flying COWs," standing for "cell…

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