Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski shared the following yesterday:
Today, the FCC issued a Public Notice seeking comment on concerns and issues related to intentional
interruptions of wireless service by government authorities for the purpose of ensuring public safety.
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said:
“Our democracy, our society, and our safety all require communications networks that are available and
open. Any interruption of wireless services raises serious legal and policy issues, and must meet a very
high bar. The FCC, as the agency with oversight of our communications networks, is committed to
preserving their availability and openness, and to harnessing communications technologies to protect the public.”