The bombings at the Boston Marathon highlight growing concerns in the Bay Area over cellphone service in major emergencies, such as a natural disaster.
For a family grieving over the loss of a loved one, it doesn’t help when a cellphone company goes after the person’s estate for service that’s been canceled.
BART directors were set to hold a special meeting Wednesday morning to discuss the transit agency’s decision to shut down cellphone service at stations in an effort to thwart a planned protest.
A CBS 5 poll released Monday night found that a majority of the public in the Bay Area backed the transit agency’s decision to cut off cellphone service.
A Bay Area Rapid Transit spokesman defended Monday the agency’s interruption of cellphone service to prevent a protest from happening at train stations in downtown San Francisco last week.