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Cell Phones and Bandwidth at the Boston Marathon

Cell phone traffic was jammed on Monday in Boston.  Despite early rumors that Boston police decided to shut down cell phone towers following the blasts, fearing more duffel bag bombs could be remotely activated, wireless carriers said the issue was that the cell phone network was simply  overloaded. 
Whatever the cause, thousands of runners and tourists – as well as people from all over the globe trying to reach someone in Boston – created a communications frenzy. Read more