AT&T’s drone program director, Art Pregler, knows what it’s like when you’re at a concert or sporting event and the cell service sucks.
But the telecommunications giant has a solution for that, which naturally, involves a drone.
AT&T says it will start a project to provide LTE wireless coverage at crowded venues, like concerts and baseball games, by using a drone that is tethered to the ground but hovering in the air nearby.
AT&T has dubbed the drones “Flying COWs” — the COW stands for “Cell on Wings.” The drones would boost LTE coverage to areas in need of it during occasional large events. They would be tethered to the ground to prevent them from going rogue and flying away.