Verizon Wireless catches up to pack and announces Wireless Priority Service

WPS (Wireless Priority Service), the feature meant to give emergency folks like first responders, fire/police and ambulance services, access to the wireless airwaves above everyone else (when/if the time comes), is finally being adopted by Verizon Wireless, the nation's second-largest wireless carrier.

WPS became pretty heavy in the spotlight after the 9-11 attacks, and both T-Mobile USA and Cingular Wireless has had it available for years now. It's great to see Verizon, although not starting out with this nationally, step up to the place and start to offer this kind of prioritized service so that if emergencies happen, the most important communications can get through first.

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