LA’s newer cell towers will maintain working after earthquakes
Mobile networks are solely reliable in the event that they proceed operating in emergencies, and Los Angeles is aware of it. The town’s council has voted for laws that requires all new cell towers to be robust sufficient to stay useful after a serious earthquake — not simply standing, like they should do at present. Officers consider that this can contain solely a “marginal” hike in prices, however ought to make an enormous distinction the subsequent time an enormous quake rocks LA and leaves residents scrambling for assist. This hardening course of will not be really complete till carriers begin changing present towers, which might take years. Nevertheless, endurance could possibly be a advantage if it retains households and rescue groups in contact when a catastrophe strikes.
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