FCC to probe how wireless carriers respond to natural disasters

CNET | 11/7/2018 | Marrian Zhou
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Hurricane Michael.

After devastating hurricanes, the Federal Communications Commission is examining how well wireless companies prepare for and respond to natural disasters.

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on Tuesday launched a review of the Wireless Resiliency Cooperative Framework, a voluntary industry commitment to "promote resilient wireless communications and situational awareness during disasters."

"The American people expect quick and effective recoveries from natural disasters like Hurricane Michael and other storms," said Pai in a release. "That's why we are re-examining the last administration's framework to make sure all wireless carriers are meeting communities' needs and doing everything they can to promptly restore service after a natural disaster."

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The review comes after Hurricane Michael knocked out power for hundreds of thousands residents in Florida last month. The...
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