Items tagged "network resiliency"

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The California Wildfires Show Why We Need a National Backup Power Mandate to Keep Americans Connected During Disasters

October 1, 2020 backup power , California , FCC , network resiliency , RESILIENT Networks Act , wildfires

You’ve all seen the pictures. The West Coast is turning orange because of raging wildfires. Many were forced to quickly evacuate their homes, not knowing if they would have something to come back to. Hikers were stranded, not knowing if they would be rescued before burning alive because the winds shifted suddenly and the fire […]

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Another Massive Hurricane, Another Reason Why Congress Must Pass the RESILIENT Networks Act

September 10, 2020 FCC , network resiliency , RESILIENT Networks Act , wildfires

This material crossposted from the author’s personal blog on Wetmachine. When I was growing up, I used to hear the nursery rhyme about the itsy-bitsy spider climbing the waterspout, getting washed out, and then doing the exact same thing again. Whereas most people I have encountered regard this little jingle as an ode to perseverance, […]

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Public Knowledge Commends Rep. Matsui for Working to Strengthen Wireless Networks During Disasters

July 15, 2020 FCC , network resiliency , RESILIENT Networks Act

Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee marked up H. R. 5918, a bill introduced by Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA) to direct the Federal Communications Commission to conduct field hearings and issue reports following major emergencies like natural disasters.

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