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America’s Most Reliable Wireless Network!!

Cellenator

Aug 11, 2008, 12:11 PM
What do you think?


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...
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tnt2k1

Aug 11, 2008, 3:31 PM
In the words of AvgJoe - I am willing to sacrifice this for a device that can control the Hubble Telescope. Who needs a carrier that will ensure me great coverage when I can pilot the Mars rover?
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Cellenator

Aug 11, 2008, 3:49 PM
Haha I still find it impressive that verizon is taking this upon themselves and living up to their name!
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sangyup81

Aug 12, 2008, 7:58 AM
nice! Smile
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rmcnamee

Aug 12, 2008, 8:17 AM
Thanks! This makes me feel better about paying a bit more Smile
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