FCC proposes rule requiring carriers to reveal cell site outages

09/27/2013 | CIO.com

Federal regulators may require wireless carriers to keep the public informed on the extent of outages in cell networks during and after major disasters. The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday proposed a rule that the agency says would allow mobile device users to gauge their carrier's performance during emergencies. The FCC cited 2012's Hurricane Sandy, noting that 25% of the cell sites were shut down during the East Coast storm.

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