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Background: the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today released its report on the failure of the 9-1-1 system impacted by the Derecho Storm of June 2012. Among the Report’s recommendations was a recommendation that the FCC require telephone central offices to have emergency back up power.
The following statement may be attributed to Harold Feld, Senior Vice President:
“The true test of an emergency communication system is in the extreme and unpredictable event. The importance of backup power was made clear in the aftermath of Katrina, but industry litigation prevented those recommendations from being implemented by the FCC.