AT&T opens air-conditioned connectivity center with free WiFi, deploys their ‘Flying COW’ to help support cell service

In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, photo, an AT&T logo is displayed on an AT&T Wireless retail store front, in Philadelphia. The flow of customers into AT&T's wireless stores slowed further in the latest quarter, putting the company far behind rival Verizon Wireless. AT&T Inc. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, said it added a net 151,000 new customers on contract-based plans from July through September, the lowest number for that period since at least 2003. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) (Matt Rourke, Copyright 2012 by Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Residents across southeast Texas are looking to stay connected after Hurricane Beryl, and AT&T says they’re here to help.

Starting Tuesday, AT&T will be mobilizing its Mobile Connectivity Center (MCC) in parts of the Houston area.

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AT&T staffers said the unit is an air-conditioned mobile computer lab, equipped with 16 laptops and free Wi-Fi, available for public use.

Additionally, the MCC offers charging stations to help people power up critical devices.

You can visit the center anytime from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. It will be located at the Deputy Almendarez Center at 10918 Bentley Street, Houston, TX 77093.

In another effort to support the community, AT&T has deployed a ‘Flying COW’ (Cell on Wings) to provide essential wireless service to emergency workers in areas with connectivity issues.

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Employees added that 13 AT&T retail stores around the Houston area are open for business until 7 p.m. Tuesday, with future hours varying by location.

These stores currently have charging accessories available, while supplies last.

The locations are as follows:

1333 West Bay Area Blvd, Webster 77598

109 Hwy 290 West, Brenham 77833

6595 Hwy 6 North, Houston 77084

14201 Cypress Rosehill Rd, Cypress 77429

13341 Westheimer, Houston 77077

1505 S. Mason Rd, Katy 77450

2727 Mercantile Dr, Rosenberg 77471

8412 Katy Freeway, Houston 77024

22521 Tomball Parkway, Houston 77070

14002 FM 2920, Tomball 77377

790 W. Sam Hoston Pkwy N, Houston 77024

5514 Wesleyan St, Houston 77005

7911 FM 1960 Rd. W, Houston 77070

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Moriah Ballard joined the KPRC 2 digital team in the fall of 2021. Prior to becoming a digital content producer in Southeast Texas and a Houstonian, Moriah was an award-winning radio host in her hometown of Lorain, Ohio, and previously worked as a producer/content creator in Cleveland. Her faith, family, and community are her top passions.

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