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Backup power: maintaining the reliability of our network

Over 100 tornadoes strike Kansas in Missouri every year.

These dangerous storm systems can devastate communities leaving a path of destruction in their wake.

Many times the power grid can be taken out forcing people to live without power for days.

To help make sure cell service stay up, we equip most towers with backup generators that kick in when the power goes out, because when a tornado hits there's nothing more important than being able to call for help or to let people know you're safe.