Globe editorial calls FM radio "outdated technology"

Bob DeMattia
Mon Aug 23 10:46:09 EDT 2010


(1) Hurricane Katrina (2005)
(2) World Trade Center attack (2001)
(3) Hurricane Andrew (1992)

In these cases, there are three major contributing factors:
(1) loss of cell towers themselves causes coverage holes
(2) land and microwave links between the towers are lost
(3) people both inside and outside the affected area start trying to call
      their friends and relatives causing the already diminshed-capacity
      system to overload.


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