Why Cell Networks Cut Out at the US Capitol Riot

As the mob descended on the US Capitol complex yesterday, did law enforcement jam cell signals to thwart communication? No, the networks were probably just overwhelmed. The cops’ phones all keep working because they’re on a special part of the AT&T network called FirstNet, which gives priority to first responders. Heavy FirstNet usage would slightly reduce civilian device capacity at that location, though, because FirstNet comes first.

Nashville Recovery Efforts

The majority of services have been restored in Nashville following Friday’s explosion. Monday, December 28, 2020, 8:30 a.m. CST Our mobility network is now operating…