Tuesday, January 20, 2009
It was a beautiful day in Washington DC, but cold. Temperatures were in the mid and upper 20's during the inauguration with sunny skies. Approximately 1.4 million people lined the streets of the city to celebrate the Obama Presidency. This was the largest gathering for an inauguration in US history. Because of the large crowds, cellphone networks were concerned about inadequate capacity. They brought in large trucks called COWs (Cell On Wheels) to temporarily increase network capacity in and around the city.