Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday November 02, 2014

FCC Wants to Make Sure Software Bugs Don't Take Down 911

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler dares to ask the pertinent question of the 911 system: Who's actually in charge of 911 services in the event of a national emergency? The question was rendered moot years ago when 911 services were locally based landlines, but as the technology grew, more and more 911 calls are handled via the Internet.

Who is in charge if something goes wrong, and how do you restore service in the fastest, most efficient way possible after an outage?