Americaâ€™s Most Reliable Wireless Network!!
Cell phone towers still vulnerable to power outages
Five years after the largest blackout in North American history on Aug. 14, 2003, it isn't just utilities that still are having problems meeting reliability standards. So are many many wireless telephone companies, whose cell phone towers would go silent after several hours of no commercial power.
When 6 million Michigan residents lost their power in 2003, and as seen in several natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina in 2005, cell phone towers soon started running out of power from backup batteries, making it very difficult for people to communicate.
For more than a year, the Federal Communications Commission has been trying to institute rules that wou...