Photo: 181207-news-blimp Broadband blimp makes first test flight over Fremont

A tethered blimp-like aerial cell tower was launched from a testing site in Fremont Wednesday afternoon and could be seen along Main Street. This photo of the test flight was taken from an Altaeros drone.

FREMONT — A Massachusetts company this week launched its first aerial cell tower resembling a big blimp from a new research and development center in Fremont.

According to officials from Altaeros, Wednesday’s test flight went off without a hitch, but it didn’t go unnoticed.

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Thursday, May 06, 2021