AT&T Touts Network Recovery Effort
Blog post excerpt from: https://about.att.com/pages/hurricane_michael
Our first priority is keeping our customers and first responders connected; especially during storms and natural disasters. In anticipation of Hurricane Michael, our teams were hard at work preparing and protecting our network.
Our local and regional Network support teams and the Network Disaster Recovery (NDR) team, in partnership with the AT&T FirstNet team, have staged network assets along the Gulf Coast for quick deployment if needed. These assets include:
- 32 COWS (Cell on Wheels) and COLTs (Cell on Light Trucks)
- 7 Emergency Communications Vehicles (ECVs) and Emergency Communications Portables (ECPs)
- 1 Hazmat and Mobile Command Center
If necessary, we are prepared to deploy additional equipment and personnel from surrounding states to support any recovery efforts. These assets will provide additional coverage and capacity to affected residents and first responders as needed to address any impact to our network in the area.
FirstNet-dedicated deployables will also be available as needed to help public safety communicate and coordinate their response efforts. Bandwidth on these FirstNet-dedicated deployables, not being used by FirstNet subscribers, will provide additional connectivity to AT&T commercial users in the area.
We know how crucial it is to stay connected. That’s why we will continue to work around the clock to support our customers and first responders; before, during and after the storm.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T)