BALTIMORE (WBFF) – When disasters like the raging California wildfires or Hurricane Irma strike, technology often fails us.
Jerald Fritz, the Executive Vice President of ONE Media says the fragile cellphone system can complicate emergencies for the public and first responders.
â€œIf thereâ€™s a shooting or some type of emergency and everybody is on their phone instantaneously what happens? They canâ€™t use the cell phone system. So the emergency responders need to have the capability of not only having instant access to each other, but they need things that they canâ€™t get today,â€� he said.
An emerging technology ATSC 3.0 could help solve the problem.
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