Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Friday, August 29, 2008

COWs, COLTs, and GOATs Ready For Gustav

According to an article by AP reporter Peter Svensson, Hurricane Gustav may test whether the nation's wireless carriers have figured out how to respond to natural disasters. They've come up with a menagerie of equipment to meet customer and company needs, ranging from cell towers that can be towed around (COWs) to generators that can be repositioned (GOATs). But a FCC proposal to revamp the underlying problem--that of an inability to communicate across networks--remains. Read more here.

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