Items tagged "wildfires"

Press Release

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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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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