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Verizon Frontline's emergency response: 5G and robotic dogsVerizon Frontline's emergency response: 5G and robotic dogs

Light Reading traveled to Minneapolis, Minnesota to view Verizon Frontline's mobile assets providing connectivity to first responders during natural disasters and emergency situations.

Kelsey Ziser

October 20, 2023

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In a world fraught with danger and intrigue, there's a robotic dog on the case.

Verizon Frontline's Robotic Emergency Dog (RED) isn't quite ready for prime time, but it's among the "mobile asset deployables" the service provider is testing for emergencies.

Verizon recently hosted Light Reading, sending us to Minneapolis, Minnesota, so we could get a closer look at some of Verizon Frontline's vehicles already in use to provide wireless connectivity to first responders during natural disasters and other emergencies. Some of these trucks and other tools have been used to provide connectivity for attendees and first responders at venues such as the Super Bowl.

About the Author(s)

Kelsey Ziser

Senior Editor, Light Reading

Kelsey is a senior editor at Light Reading, co-host of the Light Reading podcast, and host of the "What's the story?" podcast.

Her interest in the telecom world started with a PR position at Connect2 Communications, which led to a communications role at the FREEDM Systems Center, a smart grid research lab at N.C. State University. There, she orchestrated their webinar program across college campuses and covered research projects such as the center's smart solid-state transformer.

Kelsey enjoys reading four (or 12) books at once, watching movies about space travel, crafting and (hoarding) houseplants.

Kelsey is based in Raleigh, N.C.

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