FCC Seeks Comments on Improving the Wireless Resiliency Cooperative Framework

In News by Paul Wright

Comment Date:  April 29, 2019
Reply Comment Date:  May 20, 2019

On April 1, 2019, the FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) released a public notice seeking comment on the implementation and effectiveness of the Wireless Resiliency Cooperative Framework (Framework).  The Framework is a voluntary industry commitment to promote resilient wireless communications and situational awareness during disasters.  In this public notice, PSHSB is interested in information about each of the five prongs of the Framework, including increasing consumer readiness and preparation and improving public awareness and stakeholder communications on service and restoration status.

PSHSB is also interested in hearing from consumers, including people with disabilities and those who may be disproportionately affected by communications outages.

Interested parties may file comments by accessing the Electronic Comment Filing System at https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings.   All filings must reference PS Docket No. 11-60.  People with disabilities who need assistance to file comments online at https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings may request assistance by email to FCC504@fcc.gov.

Links to Public Notice:

URL:  https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-seeks-comment-improving-wireless-resiliency-framework
Word: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-242A1.docx
PDF:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-242A1.pdf
Text:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-242A1.txt

General information about the Wireless Resiliency Cooperative Framework is available at https://www.fcc.gov/wireless-resiliency-cooperative-framework. For further information, please contact Robert Finley, Attorney, Cybersecurity and Communications Reliability Division, PSHSB, at (202) 418-7835 or robert.finley@fcc.gov.  Individuals who use videophones and are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) may call the FCC’s ASL Consumer Support Line at (844) 432-2275 (videophone).  Individuals using a text teletypewriter (TTY) may call the FCC’s TTY number at (888) 835-5322.