Archive for the ‘Wireless & Safety’ Category
Over the past decade, texting has become an integral part of how we communicate with friends and family, but it also plays a vital role in emergencies, especially for those with disabilities. Learn about the development and adoption of text-to-911 service, and what it means for consumers.
When disaster strikes, people need their wireless devices more than ever, which is why wireless carriers invest millions of dollars in strengthening their networks, upgrading their capabilities and making sure their response teams and back-ups are ready to go. Watch AT&T put its Network Disaster Recovery team to the test in one of their emergency [...]
CTIA Statement on the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness Approval of IPAWS Modernization Act
In response to the U.S. House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness approving the IPAWS Modernization Act (H.R. 3283), I said: “We appreciate the Subcommittee’s effort to modernize IPAWS while respecting and protecting the work that wireless carriers have put in to deliver Wireless Emergency Alerts. “Since WEA debuted two years ago, the system has [...]
A major hurdle to combating distracted driving is the idea among some drivers, especially teens, that texting and driving is okay. To help illustrate just how dangerous this practice is, the It Can Wait campaign developed the Texting and Driving Simulator. The simulator provides users the ability to try to text while driving, but safely [...]
As you might have already seen, today is ”Drive 4 Pledges Day” as part of the “It Can Wait” anti-texting while driving campaign. Take the pledge today to never text and drive and tell your friends to do the same. Share the pledge online through social media (#ItCanWait) and make the personal commitment to not [...]
Real-time information is vital in times of natural disasters and impending weather threats, and the American Red Cross is increasingly turning to mobile to dispense vital safety tips for all kinds of emergencies. Vice President of Product Development in the Red Cross Preparedness Health and Safety Division, Dom Tolli talks about the ARC’s reliance on [...]
BYOD represents a security challenge for IT professionals, but OpenPeak EVP of Strategy and Business Development David Barclay discusses the balance between user convenience and keeping applications and devices secure.
During last night’s VITA Achievement Awards Dinner, The Wireless Foundation recognized four individuals as Wireless Samaritans, using wireless technology to save lives, stop crimes and help in emergency situations. We also honored Senator Rockefeller and organizations that are using wireless technology to make positive societal impacts. Latin for “life,” the VITA Award recipients were chosen [...]