NASA Could Soon Borrow Cell Towers To Track Drones
NASA and Verizon are investigating if commercial cellular towers could be used to regulate the swarm of civilian and commercial drones in the U.S.By Evan Thomas | June 4, 2015
All these drones in the air might one day be brought to you by Verizon.
The Guardian obtained documents that say NASA is working with Verizon "to jointly explore whether cell towers … could support communications and surveillance of unmanned aerial systems at low altitudes."
In other words, they're investigating whether wireless carrier towers could act as an air traffic control net as an alternative to sending more flights through an already saturated federal ATC. (Video via NASA)