Verizon takes steps to prepare Network ahead of 2017 Hurricane Season
When we say we're right here with you and we've got your back, we mean it! Day after day, and especially in times of crisis, we keep you connected with your loved ones and emergency service providers. Verizon network engineers have designed, built and operate a network that stands up to the most extreme circumstances – think of it as your Extreme Network.
Switch locations are the brains of our technology, and are critical to the network's operation. We build those switches with redundant systems, so we’re ready for you when you need us most. And when your community has an emergency, we can bring in extra portable equipment to boost capacity for voice calls and data sessions. For Verizon users, that’s table stakes for the most reliable wireless network in the nation. Where does the Extreme Network come into play for you? When and where it matters most.
Take a look at the first in a series of short videos detailing the Extreme Network preparations we take to ensure our network is ready in a severe weather emergency. Ahead of hurricane season, which starts on June 1, Travel Vlogger Alex Chacon took his 120,000 YouTube and 26,000 Instagram followers on a behind-the-scenes tour of one of our super switches. This switch is in a secret, undisclosed location in Florida that can withstand category 5 hurricane winds.
Up next: our second Extreme Network tour, showcasing the Verizon "Cave," which is 65 feet underground to withstand severe weather including tornadoes. You’re going to see a whole "farmyard" of mobile network equipment we deploy in an emergency.