Verizon preparing for disaster

Verizon preparing for disaster


AN ELECTRONIC TRANSFER.>>>WE THINK A LOT ABOUT FIRST RESPONDERS WHEN IT COMES TO DISASTERS BUT IT’S IMPORTANT TO MAKE SURE THOSE FIRST RESPONDERS AND DISASTER VICTIMS CAN COMMUNICATE WITH EACH OTHER AND LOVED ONES. KIMBERLY CRAIG HAS A LOOK AT HOW VERIZON IS HELPING KEEP YOU CONNECTED. WE’RE WE CAN TELL YOU WE’RE IN SOUTHFIELD BUT NOT WHERE WE’RE LOCATED BECAUSE THE EQUIPMENT BEHIND ME IS CRITICAL IN CASE OF EMERGENCY.>>YOU NAME IT, OR YOU PICK IT UP, AND WE’LL BE THERE IN TERMS OF BEING ABLE TO PROVIDE THE SERVICE YOU NEED.>>Reporter: VERIZON CALLS THIS A TECH BARN YARD, A LOCATION WHERE THEY HOUSE VITAL ASSETS THAT ARE PORTABLE. EACH PIECE OF EQUIPMENT HAS A NAME. THIS IS A COW. IT STANDS FOR CELL ON WHEELS, A FULLY FUNCTIONING GENERATOR CELL SITE THAT CAN BE TOWED ANYWHERE TO REPLACE COVERAGE. THIS GENERATOR ON THE TRAILER IS CALLED A GOAT, AND THESE TRUCKS ARE CALLED COLTS, CELL ON A LIGHT TRUCK.>>IT’S FULLY EQUIPPED TO REPLICATE ANY CELL SITE WE HAVE OUT THERE. SINGLE-CARRIER SITE OR MULTI-CARRIER.>>Reporter: THEN THERE’S THE CAVE, THE TOP-SECRET LOCATION IN KANSAS, 65 FEET IN THE GROUND.>>IT ESSENTIALLY PROTECTS YOU FROM ANY SORT OF DISASTER THAT CAN HAPPEN ABOVE GROUND. SO WHEN YOU’VE GOT IT TUCKED UNDERGROUND, IT’S GONNA BE OKAY. AND WE CAN OPEN DOORS AFTERWARD, ROLL OUT THE EQUIPMENT AND DEPLOY IT ANYWHERE IN THE COUNTRY.>>Reporter: BECAUSE WE’VE COME TO RELY ON OUR MOBILE PHONES TO COMMUNICATE AND SO MUCH MORE, WITH NO TIME AS IMPORTANT THAN IN AN EMERGENCY.>>THESE DEVICES OTHER REMOTE CONTROLS OF OUR LIVES. IF YOUR HOME ISN’T THERE ANYMORE WHEN YOU COME OUT BECAUSE OF A TORNADO, OR IT’S FLOODED OR FOR SOME REASON YOU CAN’T GET ACCESS TO INFORMATION, THAT’S CRITICAL FOR YOU TO HAVE. NOTIFYING YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY THAT YOU’RE

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