FCC seeks comment on improving the wireless resiliency cooperative framework

FCC Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Seeks Comment on Improving the Wireless Resiiency Cooperative Framework

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


The Bureau particularly welcomes comments from cross-sector stakeholders with on-the-ground experience during a disaster in which wireless providers utilized the Framework. The Bureau intends to use these experiences to help inform recommendations it may make to the Commission on measures to expedite service restoration efforts in the face of a storm or other disastrous event and to also inform the FCC�s ongoing review of the efficacy of the Framework. In addition to stakeholders in the communications and emergency response sectors, we are interested in hearing from industry and government bodies at all levels, and particularly from consumers, including people with disabilities and those who may be disproportionately affected by communications outages, as well as from any other interested stakeholders.


The Framework enumerates five prongs of commitment: providing for reasonable roaming arrangements during disasters when technically feasible; fostering mutual aid during emergencies; enhancing municipal preparedness and restoration; increasing consumer readiness and preparation; and improving public awareness and stakeholder communications on service and restoration status.