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April 27-29, 2012, over 150 developers and designers will gather at Seattle City Hall to leverage available open data to improve the lives of Seattle residents. What should they build?
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Limit cell data to SMS (text) during emergencies

During major emergencies, the cell network breaks under too much voice traffic. SMS requires way less bandwidth. So, why not anticipate the next big outage and work with cell carriers to limit the cell network to sms traffic, thereby increasing capacity by 10x- 100x. This ties in with text to 911 idea someone submitted--which would be an essential component if authorities chose to throttle voice and video traffic.

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