Verizon Wireless Network Ready for Wintry Weather in Central Texas

Preparing the network to provide reliable service during natural emergencies.

By Audrey Lundy on December 6, 2013

Verizon Wireless has announced that its network is ready for the wintry weather. To provide customers with reliable wireless coverage, the company prepares year-round for hurricanes, ice storms, tornados and other natural disasters. To support residents and businesses across Central Texas, Verizon Wireless has made the ongoing efforts in network preparations:

  • Verizon Wireless has Cells on Wheels (COWs), Cells on Light Trucks (COLTs) and portable generators that can be rolled into hard-hit locations or areas that need extra network capacity.
  • Verizon Wireless pre-arranges fuel delivery to mobile units and generators to keep the network operating at full strength even if power is lost for an extended period of time.
  • Business continuity/disaster recovery plans are in place so Verizon Wireless can continue vital operations to serve customers during emergency situations.
  • Test men and women are available to travel and measure the quality of Verizon Wireless voice and data service calls across the country.
  • Verizon Wireless conducts hundreds of emergency exercises each year, simulating events such as natural disasters, transportation disruptions and power outages.

Learn more about Verizon Wireless’ year-round network preparation for natural disasters and other emergencies.

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