In a time of crisis, communication becomes our lifeline. First responders, police officers and government agencies are unable to do their part without contact. When Hurricane Sandy hit she left very little standing. Power lines, telephone poles you name it, it was torn up. It was near impossible to make a phone call, let alone get on the web. The FCC has not only acknowledged these problems but plans to take action. After their assessment of the U.S. Communication’s infrastructure post-Sandy, they will be holding hearings in hopes to develop plans and practices to ensure there are solutions for the problems faced during a disaster….Because Sandy Changed Everything!!
Finally!!!!! Here’s What Cnet has to say on this:
The Federal Communications Commission plans to hold a series of hearings over the next few months to discuss ways to avoid losing communications during and after disasters such as superstorm Sandy.
FCC chairman Julius Genachowski today said the agency would look at the challenges facing communications networks and offer recommendations for improving the resiliency of these networks. The first set of hearings will begin in early 2013 in New York City, one of the areas hardest hit by the storm. Additional hearings will follow in other parts of the country.
“This unprecedented storm has revealed new challenges that will require a national dialogue around ideas and actions to ensure the resilience of communications networks,” he said in a statement. “As our thoughts and sympathies remain with those who have suffered loss and damage as a result of superstorm Sandy, I urge all stakeholders to engage constructively in the period ahead.”
I found it Very Interesting that Cellular Companies Wouldn’t already have such plans in place, as booming as Mobile is, and it helps keep their user base($$$$).