Thursday, April 28, 2016

Superstorm Sandy Bears Positive Fruit: The Wireless Network Resiliency Co-op

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

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