Archive for the ‘Wireless & Safety’ Category
They say lightning doesn’t strike twice, but New York’s Shane Berger has been the recipient of two ‘bolts’ of wireless good fortune. Berger shares his incredible story of how wireless has helped him save the life of not one, but two people, on different occasions.
Time and time again, wireless communication has proved to be invaluable for public safety and citizens during emergencies. This overview looks at carrier preparations and how lessons learned from past situations are put into practice today.
Natural and man-made disasters can cause serious communications disruptions, but the U.S. wireless industry is constantly preparing and planning to cope with such challenges. CTIA Regulatory Affairs Director Brian Josef discusses carriers’ extensive business continuity and recovery plans.
Information is never more important to have and to pass along than during a crisis or emergency. Today wireless communication is providing us with a wide array of means to get help when we need it most, and TeleCommunication Systems Senior VP Tim Lorello talks about some of them and what innovations are in the [...]
Judging from our blog traffic in August, it seems our readers enjoyed our consumer tips. We had fun writing and compiling the information too! This month, our blog is focused on emergency preparedness. Wireless technology has constantly proven to be an essential and lifesaving tool in an emergency situation. When consumers need it most, they depend [...]
In 2005, Hurricane Katrina landed and caused unbelievable damage in Louisiana and Mississippi. It was the deadliest U.S. hurricane since 1928. In recognition of the five year anniversary, CTIA takes a look back at the wireless industry response to the destruction. Our members worked together and tirelessly to restore service in the region while also [...]
After the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the “2nd Annual Report to Congress on State Collection and Distribution of 911 and Enhanced 911 Fees and Charges,” which found 13 states that collected the fees used it to support programs other than 911 and five states didn’t respond or didn’t provide information, I released the following statement: “CTIA [...]
Maranda Chatman of Decatur, IL, was on her way to school one morning when a man pulled over and tried to lure her to get in his car. After Maranda reached in her backpack for her cell phone to call for help, the man drove away. In this month’s Wireless Lifesaver, watch Maranda talk about [...]