GETS was deemed necessary because of the United State’s increasing reliance on telecommunications. Over the past years, the economic viability and technical feasibility of such advances as nationwide fiber optic networks, high-speed digital switching, and intelligent network features have revolutionized the way we communicate. This growth has been accompanied by an increased vulnerability to system failures. Although backup systems are in place, disruptions in service can still occur. It is maintained in a constant state of readiness and provides a cost-effective means to overcome network outages through such methods as enhanced routing and priority treatment.