DALLAS, TX — Verizon Wireless reports that its wireless communications network is operating normally today after several tornados brought havoc to North Texas yesterday. Despite the severity of the storms, none of its transmission towers were damaged.
“At this point, we are making sure that we have the capacity to handle the large volume of calls expected today so that first responders can continue to communicate and people affected by the storms can be in touch with loved ones, neighbors and friends, as well as contact repair providers,” said Frank Antonacci, Central Texas Region president for Verizon Wireless.
Verizon makes sure that it has back-up systems in place in the event that strong weather damages its network infrastructure, said Lee Maschmann, executive director of network for the region. “We have a good supply of generators and COWs (Cell on Wheels) ready to deploy if they are needed to restore communication to affected areas,” he said.
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About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves nearly 108 million total wireless connections, including 92.2 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 82,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.