These radar wanting cell towers are known as COWS and are short-term cell websites put up forward of Inauguration Day.
WASHINGTON — During the last month, towers have been going up alongside the Nationwide Mall and close to the Capitol that’s fenced off in sure areas.
These newly positioned towers have had folks on social media and people out strolling the mall asking what they’re and what are they doing right here.
“I do not know what that it’s. It appears to be like like some kind of radar or it is detecting one thing,” Simen Ng mentioned Friday morning whereas out on the Mall. “I do not know what that’s.”
In accordance with a tweet from FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr these tall towers are known as COWS, Cells on Wheels, and are short-term websites that add capability and enhance cell speeds. Carr mentioned on Twitter they’re popping on throughout the Nationwide Mall and Capitol forward of Inauguration Day.
Carr mentioned COWS and generally COLTS, Cells on Mild Vehicles, are introduced in when extra individuals are anticipated in a sure space than the traditional and everlasting community is designed to deal with.
He added in a tweet to WUSA 9’s Adam Longo the arrange seems just like previous inaugurations, including he wasn’t positive how COVID-19 associated crowd numbers had been factored in.
The 2021 Inauguration is about to be a extra digital occasion. President-Elect Joe Biden’s Inaugural Committee mentioned in a press release, “The ceremony’s footprint will probably be extraordinarily restricted, and the parade that follows will probably be reimagined.”
Nonetheless President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris plan to take their oaths exterior of the U.S. Capitol constructing.
As an alternative of packing the Nationwide Mall, the Presidential Inaugural Committee is urging the general public to not journey to Washington, D.C. for the occasion, however to as an alternative take part from dwelling.
The committee says Biden’s inaugural handle will “lay out his imaginative and prescient to beat the virus, construct again higher, and produce the nation collectively.”
“Our aim is to create an inauguration that retains folks protected, honors the grand traditions of the Presidency, and showcases the Biden-Harris Administration’s renewed American imaginative and prescient for an inclusive, equitable, and unified citizenry,” PIC CEO Tony Allen mentioned in a press release.