Drone delivery set to land in Blacksburg and Christiansburg this year in a U.S. first
Blacksburg and Christiansburg residents will soon be the first in the U.S. to order drone deliveries to their homes, courtesy of Google sister company Wing.
The details are yet to be announced, such as exactly where the drones will fly and what they’ll carry. But the company said Tuesday that commercial drone deliveries are coming to the U.S. this year – and that will start in the New River Valley.
Wing CEO James Burgess said his team is looking now at potential staging sites for the drones and local businesses that may want to sell products through the service. The drones have a six-mile range, so the staging area — known as the nest — will determine who is able to signup for deliveries.
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