Obama's Emergency Internet Shutdown Workshop

How The US Will the Shut the Net Down in an Emergency?

As Americans increasingly rely on broadband services for so many aspects of their lives, including public safety and national security, it is critical for the FCC to gain a better understanding of the survivability of existing networks and explore potential measures to reduce network vulnerability to failures in network equipment or severe overload conditions in emergencies.  

The Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) will hold a workshop on April 13, at 9:00 AM ET to discuss communications infrastructure and information collection. The workshop will focus on reliability and security of the nation’s communications critical infrastructure. Discussion will address both protecting and securing communications and information systems and incentives that should be in place to encourage increased resiliency and security in communications networks. More information can be found at FCC.gov To attend this online workshop in-person, register online at FCC Registration.  Audio/Video coverage of the meeting will be broadcast live with open captioning over the Internet from the FCC's web page at FCC.gov/live. The FCC’s web cast is free to the public and does not require pre-registration.

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