“Bowden writes that the resulting throttling from Verizon “had a significant impact on our ability to provide emergency services,” as responders were unable to properly track and route firefighting resources. The company continued to slow data speeds even after being informed it was “actively impeding” responders’ ability to fight the blazes, Bowden writes. Ultimately, the fire department had to sign up for a new, more expensive plan before speeds were restored.”- Collin Lecher, Verizon throttled California fire department during wildfire crisis. View the full article here.
Communication enables teams in mission-critical moments to be empowered and coordinate an effort to solve any situation. Check out Colin Lecher’s article “Verizon throttled California fire department during wildfire crisis” below to see the importance for all levels of government to maintain control of their communication channels.