AT&T Provides Cellular Antennas For Disaster Areas
Government disaster relief efforts may soon be getting a boost from some new technology. AT&T is selling portable cellular antennas that can provide temporary wireless coverage in a disaster area. The Remote Mobility Zone has a half-mile range, can support fourteen simultaneous phone calls and provide limited wireless internet. Currently, cell phone companies deploy trucks equipped with the same technology to serve as mobile cell towers, but this would allow first responders to provide the same coverage.The units range from $15,000 to $45,000.