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CNBC reports that "Amazon has been awarded a patent for 'docking stations' for its delivery drones that will be built on tall structures such as lampposts or churches and allow the unmanned machines to recharge and pick up packages." According to the story, the patent "describes docking stations which could be installed on cell towers, church steeples, office building, electric poles, and generally tall structures. It would allow a drone to land, avoid bad weather, recharge or refuel and drop off and pick up packages."

Not only would these installations serve as docking stations, but they also could "act as cell towers, so that they could provide local free or fee-based internet services in public areas."
KC's View:
Sounds like Amazon believes that its drone delivery service is going to take off sooner rather than later. Which doesn't really surprise me.