Keeping you connected
- We’ve added capacity to cell sites covering the CAL FIRE incident command center and evacuation shelters in Ventura County to handle increased network traffic.
- Microwave solutions have been added where fiber connectivity has been lost or damaged.
- Several of our cell sites continue to run on backup power where commercial power has been lost.
- Mobile equipment – such as cells on wheels (COWs), cells on light trucks (COLTs), satellite picocells on trailers (SPOTs) and repeaters on trailers (RATs) – will be deployed as needed.
Supporting the community
- 111 wireless devices -- such as smartphones, routers, jetpacks -- have been loaned to fire command centers and relief organizations to support their communications needs.
- VRT staffing and communications support
Fire base camps – Thomas, Rye and Lilac Fires
- Nordoff High School, Ojai
- Oxnard College Gym, Oxnard
- Ventura County Fairgrounds, Ventura
- UC Santa Barbara Multi-Activity Court, Santa Barbara
- Oceanside High School, Oceanside
Disaster Recovery Trailer (DRT) located at the Ventura County Fairgrounds evacuation shelter
- Providing cell phone charging
- Internet station with connected laptops
- Wi-Fi access
- Live news broadcasts on the big screen
- And bottled water
Caring for customers
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