Cell nets come through inaugural load just fine

01/21/2009 | USA Today · NYTimes.com · InformationWeek · CNET

Concerns about overloading the country's wireless networks came to naught Tuesday as the major cell phone carriers reported their aggressive preparations for Inauguration Day paid off. They reported few problems despite a significant increase in their normal traffic loads of calls and texts. Carriers had established satellite sites to provide more capacity. AT&T had poured in a reported $4 million to beef up its network and Verizon Wireless pointed to its $1 billion long-term investment in the Washington market.

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