Public Safety

Documents to Read or Download:

1. Canada’s Cellphone System Vulnerable in Disasters, say Experts, Elizabeth Thompson | CBC News | September 2018

With cell tower backup batteries only lasting a few hours, thousands were left with little or no cell phone service after tornadoes swept through the Ottawa area.

2. Cell Networks Suffer Outages in Harvey’s Wake, Ryan Knutson | The Wall Street Journal | August 2017

Wireless networks along the Texas coast suffered outages as a result of Hurricane Harvey, U.S.federal regulators said, leaving customers in some counties with limited or no cellphone service.”

3. Presently, Over 86% of Cell Sites in Puerto Rico Are Still Not Operating in Aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Cision PR Newswire|October 2017

Published about 10 days after Hurricane Maria, and still 86% of cell sites were not functioning.

4. Small Cells Endanger Electrical Worker Safety and Public Safety, a letter written by Nina Beety to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers | August 2017