Items tagged "network resiliency"

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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 Quick Confirmation of Fifth FCC Commissioner to Protect Consumers

December 8, 2020 Broadband Access , coronavirus , Covid-19 , FCC , network resiliency

Today, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Nathan Simington to the Federal Communications Commission effectively deadlocking the agency until the Senate confirms a candidate for the fifth seat on the commission.

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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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Every American should expect their communications systems to work regularly and reliably, especially during a public emergency. As we transition to new, more sophisticated and technologically-advanced networks that support an array of new services, users should expect those networks to work as reliably as the networks they replace. Those networks must also not disrupt services […]

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