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Will Power Be the Next Big Issue in Communications and Network Reliability?

Are public networks as reliable as they should be–and whose responsibility is it to improve the situation?

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Justin Castillo & Jeffrey Sheldon

A series of recent natural disasters have raised questions about whether communications networks are as reliable as they should be. Usually, such discussions involve a tug-of-war between regulators and carriers. Now, however, a remark by an FCC Commissioner raises the intriguing possibility that power utilities might be drawn, willingly or otherwise, into the process of improving the reliability and resiliency of telecom networks.


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