cell phone outages

Sen. Schumer FCC news conference Nov. 18, 2012 (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Sen. Schumer: Cell Towers Should Have Backup Power To Prevent Widespread Service Outages Like After Sandy

Schumer said a nationwide plan to require power reserves for cell towers would help ensure no disruption in coverage following severe weather, a terrorist attack or any other events that may cause power failures.