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AT&T providing Cell on Wheels to help with Internet connection at LU's graduation

AT&T has provided its COW, not one that goes moo or makes milk, but a Cell on Wheels to help keep service running on mobile devices (Photo: Chris Hoffman)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- More than 8,600 chairs for graduates are set up on the field in preparation for Liberty University's graduation on Saturday where President Donald Trump is set to speak.

To help out, AT&T has provided its COW, not one that goes moo or makes milk, but a Cell on Wheels to help keep service running on mobile devices.

About 40,000 to 45,000 people are expected to attend the ceremony and that means tens of thousands devices in the same area.

The COW boosts Internet connectivity to help provide customers faster and more reliable connection.

“Events like Liberty University’s commencement are full of moments customers want to share through texts, pictures, status updates and phone calls,” said Vince Apruzzese, regional vice president for AT&T External Affairs in Virginia. “We’re working to give them great coverage and fast speeds.”

Also in preparation for Saturday, the Lynchburg Department of Motor Vehicles on Odd Fellows Road will be closed due to the "scheduled road closures and traffic congestion associated with President Donald Trump’s visit to Liberty University."

Instead, they ask you to visit the Bedford Customer Service Center on Forest Road.

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