Emergency scenarios and disasters can wipe out existing communications networks at the very moment they are needed most. Large planned events can also bring a network to a standstill and cause coordination headaches across jurisdictions and agencies. The Cell On Wheels (COW) emergency deployable unit keeps first responders connected any place, anytime, and in any emergency or event.
General Dynamics successfully demonstrated its Band Class 14, 4G LTE network on the COW at EDGEs Winter Institute 2013, held at Texas A&M University's Disaster City training facility. Following this, the COW is now used in Adams County, CO to operate a deployable 4G LTE network. In the Summer of 2014, the Cell On Wheels was taken to a Phish Concert in Commerce City, CO to provide a deployable 4G LTE public safety network for local first responders.