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Cell Networks Pass Test

Handled massive inauguration volume

(Newser) - The Washington DC networks of the major cellphone carriers held up under massive pressure yesterday, handling millions of additional texts and emails without crashing, reports USA Today. There were some delays but AT&T, Verizon and Sprint handled up to three times their normal volume as thousands of spectators at... More »

DC Cell Phone Calls: Maybe We Can

Inauguration throngs threaten to overwhelm networks

(Newser) - Throngs of people at the inauguration threaten to overwhelm the cell phone system with a massive number of calls, texts, tweets and emails, reports the New York Times. Major cell phone companies are scrambling to upgrade and add capacity, but no one knows how the system will respond to the... More »

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