AT&T Network Disaster Recovery team Swings Into Action to Help Baton Rouge Stay Connected | AT&T

AT&T Network Disaster Recovery team Swings Into Action to Help Baton Rouge Stay Connected | AT&T


(music) DANNY: Sunday morning, I got a call on my landline and got the news that our wireless switch for Baton Rouge was down. DAVID: When the call came, we got into our response mode and started galvanizing our team and alerting everybody. We swung into action like we’ve done so many times before… I been through 9 hurricanes. This isn’t my first rodeo. That is actually a cell on a light truck, if you want to call that a light truck… I mean, where I grew up that’s not a light truck. DAVID: The COLT has been brought in to provide additional capacity. DANNY: It is actually picking up a satellite signal and is transferring it to the antenna it’s jacked up off the machine. And what it will actually do is transfer the calls around this area within a certain range just like a regular cell site. DAVID: They’ve come from all across the country – New Jersey, Georgia and this time even from the west area. DANNY: What it is doing is helping, primarily the first responders. I’m talking about the Sheriff’s Department, the Fire Departments, the State Fire Marshall, the State Police, all of them. It is a fabulous piece of equipment. DAVID: It makes me feel good to work for a company that’s fully integrated and connected with all the various business units, our customers as well as the first responders, as well as the senior leadership in this state. DANNY: It is amazing that we can respond in the way that we can do. It’s like David said, these vehicles, the COWS and COLTS, the ECBs – those type of equipment come in here from all over the country and they started moving as soon as the problem surfaced. (music fades) (sonic logo)

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