April 17, 2013

Overloaded Networks Disrupted Boston Cell Service

Cell networks are not a robust technology. At the first sign of a crisis they tend to be overwhelmed and go down. So what happens if you live in a home that exclusively uses cell phone technology and you need to call 911?

It is time to re-visit the technology many have abandoned: landlines.

Whenever something traumatic happens, cell service is almost immediately toast. Everyone reaches for their phone, and networks are overwhelmed.

An unrelated disaster, which rendered cell networks useless: