Mobile Cell Site Aids Firefighters at Antelope Complex Fire.Verizon Wireless' Cell On Light Truck (COLT) Sent to Plumas Plumas may refer to:
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What: Verizon Wireless tapped its fleet of emergency mobile equipment to respond to a request from California Department of Forestry to boost wireless coverage for emergency crews battling the blaze in Antelope Valley, near Highway 395 in Northern California. The COLT, known as "Mr. Ed," is a self-contained mobile cell site bred specifically for rapid and short-term network response. The COLT rides out to enhance wireless coverage so that emergency response teams and other Verizon Wireless customers can make more calls. When: COLT deployed from Folsom, California on July 10, 2007 Where: Members of the news media may contact Heidi Flato at 925.324.8692 for details on the COLT's location. Why: Verizon Wireless uses the COLT to charge up its network when there is a natural disaster or other unplanned event that calls for additional cell coverage and capacity. Network investment: Verizon Wireless has invested more than four billion dollars in its wireless network in California over the past six years. Reliability: In addition to its fleet of mobile equipment, Verizon Wireless' nationwide network reliability is supported by industry-leading redundancy and maintenance measures. This has proven particularly valuable during natural disasters and other emergencies. Standard Verizon Wireless network-reliability features include battery back-up power at all facilities as well as generators installed at all switching facilities and many cell site locations. B-roll available: B-roll and high-quality still photographs of Verizon Wireless' fleet of COLTs can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
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VoD - video on demand )(LSE LSE - Language Sensitive Editor :VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution high-res·o·lu·tion
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a. Of or relating to an output device that produces images that contain a large number of dots per unit of area and are therefore sharp and stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.