Ten Years After 9/11...First Responders Still Can't Get Through On Cell Phones When Disasters Strike

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Full Spectrum Delivers Failsafe Network for Emergency Response

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Communications breakdowns can mean life or death for those in peril during natural disasters and other emergencies.

Major cell phone outages and system overloads on 9/11 and most recently Hurricane Irene took out east coast's cell phone services.

9/11 caused massive loss of life and communications problems for first responders and emergency personnel. An alternative, emergency communications system could have saved many lives.

When a disaster strikes, citizens and first responders need a dedicated communications' service. Without it, they compete for service on cellular networks. Cell phone systems can only handle a small portion of users at any one time. The police and fire departments can end up competing with ordinary cell phone customers during a disaster.

FCC to Investigate Cell Phone / 9-1-1- Logjam After Earthquake FCC spokesperson: "...We're very concerned that 9-1-1- calls were also congested," Source CNN.

"It is a well known fact that communication failures proved deadly on September 11, 2001. First responders could not talk to each other by radio; some failed to hear crucial call to evacuate." NY1.com

"As had been true on 9/11, following a 5.9 earthquake thst shook Washington D.C., communications ranged from faulty to contradictory to nonexistant. And remininiscent of 9-11, cell phones proved useless." U.S. News & World Report

Full Spectrum FullMax is a 4G wireless, broadband solution that operates independently of public cellular and wireless networks. It delivers maximum wide-area coverage with an emergency backup in case of power failure.

“Full Spectrum’s new ‘breakthrough’ technology, FullMax, provides a dedicated, high-speed, wireless system for voice and data. Current systems don't have that capability. This technology labeled by experts as "breakthrough" guarantees communications stay up and running in the most disastrous situations,” according to Full Spectrum CEO Stewart Kantor*.

FullMax is a 24/7, unfailing, private network which is inexpensively installed on existing communications towers and operates as a completely separate network from public systems such as cellular carriers and Internet providers. Its high power signal creates super-wide area coverage with radically less infrastructure than a regular communications network and has backup power in place to ensure it will stay online during power outages.


  • Remote command control during emergency situations.
  • Inexpensively installed on existing communications towers.
  • Extraordinary wide area coverage with radically less infrastructure.
  • Backup power ensures it will stay online during power outages.
  • Software Defined Radio supports any frequency between 40 to 958 MHz.
  • WiMax is an all IP standard, free of circuit switched and other constraints.

With growing urgency, organizations who provide mission critical services that demand reliable, uninterrupted communication are looking to implement Full Spectrum’s innovative and cost effective FullMax technology in five or more states in the West, the Midwest, the South, and the Mid-Atlantic US as well as in Europe.

Stewart Kantor is the CEO and Co-founder of Full Spectrum, and is a highly regarded communications specialist, appearing most recently on a communications panel at the request of presidential cabinet members in Washington, D.C. Mr. Kantor has over 20 years of wireless experience in cellular and broadband data communications serving both the consumer and enterprise markets. Prior to starting Full Spectrum in 2006, Mr. Kantor held senior management positions in finance and marketing at AT&T Wireless, BellSouth International and Nokia Networks.

For more information on Full Spectrum or to schedule an interview with CEO Stewart Kantor:
Contact Linda Zanides, 415.456.8171, linda@zanidespr.com

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