CNET News Daily Podcast: Mobile networks face logjam on Inauguration Day
Wireless-service providers work to keep lines open amid an expected deluge of texts, calls, e-mails, and video uploads during Obama's swearing-in.
More than 2 million people are expected to descend on Washington, D.C., this weekend for Barack Obama's inauguration as president. To prepare for the crush of traffic expected on the network from those in attendance, wireless-service providers have pulled out the stops.
CNET News' Maggie Reardon, who will be in D.C. for the event, joins us today to talk about what steps providers are taking to keep their networks up and running.
Also on today's podcast, Circuit City finally calls it quits, Nintendo continues to crush its competitors in video game console sales, another lawmaker asks for the digital-television transition to be delayed, and we say good-bye to LaserDisc.
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