Inside a Verizon Wireless Super Switch
On the second day of CTIA, Verizon Wireless offered wireless-device journalists a tour of its Super Switch in northeastern Orlando. As one of five Super Switches in the state, the 43,000-square-foot facility routes voice and data for the traffic for the central Florida region. And if needed, it can handle the entire state in an emergency.
From the outside the facility could be a dentist's office. The few windows, however, and the barbed-wire fence surrounding the complex tell you that this is a unique place. The Super Switch is built to withstand a Category 5 hurricane. In fact, that certification is the sole reason why Verizon calls it a Super Switch.
March 24, 2011 11:25 AM PDT
Photo by: Kent German/CNET
| Caption by: Kent German
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