Carrier networks aim to weather storms

"Cell on wheels" is just one step wireless carriers have taken since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and the Northeast blackout four years ago to keep their networks up and running in an aftermath of a storm or an emergency. "Without question, the industry made changes, learned from, and looked at the hurricane season differently after Katrina," said Joe Farren, spokesman for CTIA - The Wireless Association®, pointing out that the goal of carriers is to have calls being completed soon after a storm hits an area.

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