FCC: Restoring Gulf Coast Communications 'As Challenging as We Have Ever Encountered' - Radio World

FCC: Restoring Gulf Coast Communications 'As Challenging as We Have Ever Encountered'

FCC: Restoring Gulf Coast Communications 'As Challenging as We Have Ever Encountered'
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In a joint statement, the FCC commissioners including Chairman Kevin Martin said restoring the damage caused by Katrina to the communications in the Gulf Coast "will be as challenging a communication mission as we have ever confronted.
"Dedicated employees from wireline, wireless, broadcast, cable, and satellite companies are working around the clock to restore communications services to millions of customers," the four commissioners said.
"We commend the rapid response we have witnessed from all segments of the
communications industry. We know that the industry, like those of us at the commission, is sparing no effort in restoring service to the Gulf Coast," state Chairman Martin as well as Commissioners Kathleen Abernathy, Jonathan Adelstein and Michael Copps.
FCC personnel were available this weekend to help facilitate restoration efforts. For broadcasters, the agency has suspended several rules to make it easier for damaged stations to get repaired and back on the air quickly as well as enable stations to share programming and engineering resources.

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