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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?
  • No Jitter (www.nojitter.com)
  • 2/28/2013
  • Justin Castillo & Jeffrey Sheldon

A series of recent natural disasters has 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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