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Alphabet will start testing delivery drones in the US, so why can't Amazon?



Drone delivery may be coming sooner than anyone thought.

Alphabet (the parent company of Google) got the OK to start drone delivery via Project Wing, the White House announced Tuesday.

Additionally, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy plans to spend $35 million researching the best ways to use drones. 

The Federal Aviation Administration also said it's working on regulations to let drones legally fly over people by the end of 2016, CNN reports.

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But if that's the case, the FAA might have to overhaul its drone regulations published earlier this year -- like the rules that forbid flying anything that weighs more than 55 pounds.

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What's not clear is if Alphabet will have the skies to itself.

Amazon Prime Air has partnered with the British government to get its own drone tests going, but hasn't found much success in the U.S.

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