ESTES PARK, Colo., Sept. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The following can be attributed to Jenifer Robertson, vice president and general manager- AT&T Rocky Mountain Region, regarding deployment of network support for Estes Park due to flooding.
Estes Park Mobile Coverage
"AT&T is doing all we can to assist authorities in their evacuation and rescue efforts. We are currently providing resources in Estes Park to assist first responders and those in need of cell service for essential communications."
"Through our Network Disaster Recovery Team, last night we have deployed a cell site on light truck (COLT) behind the Estes Park Town Hall (170 MacGregor Avenue), which will provide mobile coverage to emergency responders and those allowed within the impacted area."
"As in all disaster situations, we encourage wireless customers in affected areas to use text messaging when communication is necessary. Let's work together to ensure emergency services and personnel can access the wireless network to coordinate critical activities."
More information on AT&T's COLT
AT&T's satellite COLT provides cellular service in the deployment area, and is targeted to support those working and living in Estes Park to help keep communications flowing. As a self-contained mobile cell site, a COLT can be quickly set up to provide supplemental cellular capacity to an area, or in this case, bring limited coverage to a town without landline or cellular coverage. The deployment is being staffed by AT&T Network Disaster Recovery Operations team members.
Due to technology differences between wireless providers and capacity limitations during an emergency, only AT&T customers and first responders with AT&T devices will be able to access the COLT.
AT&T is supporting mobile giving efforts in support of Colorado's floods. Text the word FLOOD to 80108 to give $10 to the mGive Disaster Relief Fund. Donations will be directed to organizations providing services to the affected areas and listed on the helpcoloradonow.org website.
SOURCE AT&T Inc.