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February 6, 2013

Weather Report—FCC Looks For Better Ways to Communicate in Crisis

More than 3 months after Superstorm Sandy devastated parts of NY and NJ, the FCC is trying to improve communications during future severe weather or crisis situations. One of the complaints voiced by city officials during the Commission’s day-long meeting in NY and NJ was that it was hard to communicate with the providers. Time Warner Cable Chief Security Officer Brian Allen said information sharing is vital to ensure that emergency management offices understand that cable ops provide very similar services to telcos and utilities. Read on for other issues raised at the meeting as well as suggested solutions from Verizon and Hughes Networks Systems.

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