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AT&T Deploys a COW (Cellsite on Wheels) to Stuart Creek to Assist Firefighters

AT&T's COW (Cellsite on Wheels) deployed to the Stuart Creek Fire.

AT&T's COW (Cellsite on Wheels) deployed to the Stuart Creek Fire.

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AT&T has deployed a COW (Cellsite on Wheels) to the Stuart Creek Fire, which is providing emergency network communications assistance to assist firefighters, law enforcement and the Bureau of Land Management.

AT&T, Alaska’s largest wireless service provider is committed to providing resources at the Stuart Creek Fire Command Center to assist firefighters, law enforcement and the Bureau of Land Management in effectively communicating during their efforts to contain the wildfire. AT&T has deployed a COW (Cellsite on Wheels) to the Stuart Creek Fire to provide emergency network communications assistance.

“We recognize that mobile communication between firefighters and emergency personnel is critical, and today we have deployed additional assets to the command center including a cell on wheels (COW), which will increase mobile coverage and network capacity to hundreds of people at the command center, said AT&T Alaska President Bob Bass.”

The Stuart Creek Wildfire, near Eielson Air Force Base, had grown to more than 82,000 acres before noon on Tuesday. The area where AT&T is providing communications support is not currently serviced by any wireless carrier.

 

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