Friday, August 26, 2011

Critical Infrastructure? � geoMusings

Wanted to summarize Bill's post earlier this week:

Critical Infrastructure? � geoMusings

if you're looking for the most reliable forms of communications in and after an emergency here in the U.S.0, they appear to be:

1) a land-line telephone
2) your mobile phone's data connection
3) your mobile phone's voice connection

Bill didn't review home broadband connections, but I'm suspect here as well: our Comcast service was down for 8-12 hours on Tuesday after the quake.

So if you're like me and are too cheap to have a land-line in your house, make sure your cell phone has a data plan and you know how to reach the outside world with it -- don't expect to be able to call anybody or for them to call you!

Friday, August 5, 2011