Items tagged "natural disasters"

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Public Knowledge Commends Congress for Moving to Strengthen America’s Network

April 29, 2021 climate change , natural disasters , Network Resilency , network resiliency

Today, Senators Ed Markey (D-MA) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced the “Green Communications Act” to reduce communications outages during natural disasters and to provide funding to enhance resiliency in our communications networks that are needed as a consequence of climate change. 

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Public Knowledge Urges FCC to Use California Wildfire Field Hearing to Launch New Rulemaking to Protect Networks During Disasters

February 28, 2020 California , disaster recovery , FCC , natural disasters , Network Reliability , Tech Transition , wildfires

Today, reports indicate that the Federal Communications Commission will hold a field hearing in California to discuss how last year’s wildfires affected communications networks in the state. The news follows House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) recent letter urging the agency to hold such a hearing.

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Public Knowledge Files Comments Urging FCC to Improve Disaster Response to Damaged Networks

January 23, 2018 disaster recovery , FCC , National Network Upgrade , natural disasters

Yesterday, Public Knowledge filed comments on the Federal Communications Commission’s recent Public Notice on the agency’s 2017 hurricane season response efforts. The FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau sought comments on how to improve the agency’s response to natural disasters with a focus on repairing telecommunications infrastructure damaged by Hurricanes Maria and Irma last year.

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