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FCC's Rosenworcel: Honest Accounting of Net Resiliency Still Needed

Says Commission Report is First Step, but Carriers Should Test Networks 1/10/2013 8:24 AM Eastern

 

FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, who early on called on the FCC to investigate the communications problems caused by last summer's Derecho, praised the FCC's report a good first step, but said more needs to be done.

She said some of the problems had been addressed thanks to FCC staff efforts, but added:  "[W]e must stay vigilant and make sure that what happened resulting from the Derecho does not happen in other parts of the country." She said that "carriers should test their networks and ensure that plans are in place in case of an emergency," and repeated her call for an "honest accounting of the resiliency of our nation's network infrastructure in the wireless and digital age."

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