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Limit Phone Calls During Emergencies, FCC Says

Echoing advice from the Federal Emergency Management Agency ahead of Hurricane Irene, the Federal Communications Commission advised consumers to limit phone calls during emergencies Saturday. The FCC warned consumers that more people try to use wireless and landline telephones during emergencies, creating network congestion. The FCC recommended keeping non-emergency calls …

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FCC to Probe Cell Phone Problems After Quake

The Federal Communications Commission will investigate reports that some wireless calls to 911 could not get through because of congestion on cell networks after Tuesday’s East Coast earthquake. Broadcasting & Cable reports FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has directed the agency’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau to collaborate with wireless …

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PLS HLP! FCC Wants Text-Friendly 911 Call Centers

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski said he wants to modernize and revolutionize the nation’s 911 call centers by allowing people in distress to text and send pictures and videos for help. “Today’s 911 system doesn’t support the communication tools of tomorrow,” such as texting, Genachowski said. In fact, cellphones …

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