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FEMA Picks AT&T and Verizon as Go-To Carriers

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Feb 26, 2009, 1:09 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

After soliciting bids from the wireless industry, the Federal Emergency Management Administration has selected various services from AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless to serve in case of a future emergency. AT&T will provide FEMA with wireless and Wi-Fi services on a daily basis. Verizon Wireless will be responsible for emergency communications, with Stratus Technologies selected to power satellite communications. The contracts are good for one year, with the option for FEMA to re-up the contracts for an additional four years. AT&T will provide up to 16,000 cell phones, data cards, BlackBerries and PTT phones to government workers. Verizon will stockpile handsets for use in the event of an emergency.

more info at RCR Wireless News »



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Why would they choose At&t? Americanstud1987 Feb 27, 2009, 10:03 AM
The Point... BRSprint Feb 28, 2009, 1:02 PM
Way to go at&t... CrZyDrVr Feb 26, 2009, 7:13 PM
Poor Sprint.... trey1475 Feb 26, 2009, 1:45 PM
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