A handful of national carriers yesterday (April 27) teamed with Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and CTIA, to create the “Wireless Network Resiliency Cooperative Framework” to share information and advance wireless network resiliency before, during and after disasters and emergencies.
The deal was inspired by Superstorm
Sandy, which in the fall of 2012 slammed into the mid-Atlantic and
Northeast coastlines, causing a major breakdown of telecommunications
networks, including cellular and home telephones, television and
Internet services. This created a dangerous barrier to emergency
response and recovery for residents and towns. Continue Reading