1/16/2013

U.S. telecom companies may soon be required to prepare for natural disasters by developing contingency plans for power outages that include access to backup power. The Federal Communications Commission proposal is a response to storm-related 9-1-1 service outages last summer. “These failures are unacceptable and the FCC will do whatever is necessary to ensure the reliability of 911,” Chairman Julius Genachowski said in a statement.

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