The FCC voted to propose new rules requiring submarine cable licensees
to report outages to the FCC.
While submarine cable outages have always been very noticable, and
operators on this list and other forums quickly knew about any outage,
they weren't required to be reported to the FCC in the past.
Traditional wireline, wireless and satellite (US domestic? only) outages already need to be reported to the FCC.
This affects about 60 submarine cable licensees in the US.