News Release

New B-Roll Available To Media: Verizon Wireless Cell Site For Rapid Disaster Response

March 27, 2005

BEDMINSTER, NJ — WHO: Verizon Wireless, owner and operator of the nation's most reliable wireless network

WHAT: The following B-Roll of Verizon Wireless' Cell on Light Truck (COLT) is available for use by the media:

  • Video of the COLT being driven to Papago Park in Phoenix, AZ
  • Video of the COLT's generator being set up
  • Video of the COLT's interior

WHERE: The B-Roll can be found at  

WHEN: Available today, Monday, March 28, 2005

BACKGROUND: Verizon Wireless Cell on Light Trucks (COLTs) can process thousands of calls every hour in the event cell sites or other key communications equipment are damaged or disabled by a community disaster. The 25,000 pound vehicle features two retractable masts, a microwave antenna to link network components, an emergency power generator and a small office. The COLTs are also fully equipped with resources needed during emergencies including equipment, fuel, electrical generators, food, water and cots.


Arizona Media:
Jenny Weaver
Verizon Wireless

National Media:
Tom Pica
Verizon Wireless

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 43.8 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at