Best for a good reason.
Keeping you connected during emergencies means everything to our engineers. Here's how they build America's most reliable network.
- If a tornado knocks out power, we have a plan to keep you connected. We equip our towers with backup generators to make sure cell service stays up during an outage.
- To make our equipment better, we put it through the worst. Our cell nodes are tested against hurricane-strength winds and rain to see how they hold up.
- To withstand extreme weather, we built an extremely reliable network and switch stations. If commercial power goes down, our facilities are prepared to respond even when conditions are at their worst.
- We elevated this cell site 25 feet high to make sure it could withstand a 1,000-year flood, like the one we faced during Hurricane Harvey.
- Even when the ground shakes, our equipment should work. Our switches, routers, and transport gear are tested against earthquake simulations up to 8.3 on the Richter scale, to make sure they hold up.
- When everybody is heading away from the storm, we do the opposite. Before Hurricane Irma, we sent in mobile cell sites, generators, and fuel to keep everything up and running in the event of power outages. We go into the storm before it hits, so we’re already working with first responders immediately after the storm passes.
- The best network needs the best backup, which is why each of our switch facilities keeps plenty of backup of our critical elements on hand. That way we know that if there’s ever a problem, a reliable solution is close by.