Pulver/Evslin Petition to the FCC
Jeff Pulver and Tom Evslin have filed an important petition with the FCC on post-disaster communications that deserves the community's attention and support. From Jeff's Blog:
Today, Tom Evslin and I filed a Petition with the US Federal Communications Commission in an effort to mitigate the effects of long-term telephone outages in the event of natural disasters or other public crises. Our concern is that if the FCC waits too long for formation and formal recommendations before taking any further action to address emergency situations, then communications providers will be unprepared in the case of an immediate emergency. With the threat of terrorist action still looming and the next hurricane season right around the corner, we thought it was important for the FCC to act soon to ensure that the consequence of outages to telecommunications services are swiftly mitigated prior to the time communications links can be restored.Read the rest on Jeff's Blog.