Delivering cell service with a drone
Those who live in remote areas know it can be a challenge to get a cell signal at the best of times. That can change thanks to a group of graduates from Red Deer College. Jonathan Wong and his five Red Deer College colleagues have been recognized for their work in developing a flying Wi-Fi hotspot, using a drone. The project was recently recognized by the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET) as a finalist for the Capstone Project of the Year Award.
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Flying Wi-Fi hotspot earns accolades at Alberta tech competition
Making a phone call or connecting to the Internet can be difficult in remote parts of Alberta, but a group of grads from Red Deer College has a unique - if lofty - solution. While they were students at the school, Jonathan Wong, Austin Wong, Austin Smith, Denon Magnes, Kyler Sereda and Garrett Stewart designed a drone that can be used to cast a Wi-Fi zone almost anywhere. Their project recently made it to the finals of the Capstone Project of the Year Award competition run by the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET).