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Experts have for years pointed to the potential problem of Internet access during a severe pandemic, which would be a unique kind of emergency. It would be global, affecting many areas at once, and would last for weeks or months, unlike a disaster such as a hurricane or earthquake.
"An expectation of unlimited Internet access during a pandemic is not realistic."
H1N1 swine flu has been declared a pandemic but is considered a moderate one. Health experts say a worse one -- or a worsening of this one -- could result in 40 percent absentee rates at work and school at any given time and closed offices
"The Department of Homeland Security is responsible for ensuring that critical telecommunications infrastructure is protected."
BLOCKING WEBSITES: Private Internet providers might need government authorization to block popular websites, it said, or to reduce residential transmission speeds to make way for commerce.
"An expectation of unlimited Internet access during a pandemic is not realistic," he added.
Originally posted by Kaytagg
Skeptic Overlord would flip his lid and sue the feds for being retards, if this happened.
Originally posted by Unregistered
Pandemic = Bandwidth Limitation?
Pandemic which equals to Internet regulation is utter nonsense.
Originally posted by honkusbobo
reply to post by Unregistered
All the stuff you need; none of the stuff you don't.
Originally posted by DataWraith
More like its time to close down their communiciations so we can't organise a cohesive response to martial law when it is initiated. The best way to beat an army is to stiffle their communications, the phone lines will be jammed with people, look at 9/11 when everyone was on the fones or on their mobiles, look at the backlog and trouble connecting.
Take the net down and theres a block to our freedom of speech.
Unneccesary yeah right, more like 'dangerous' free speech, must be blocked.
Originally posted by Lavey2
the creators of ATS need to cover their ass, they have no idea whats coming in our direction. The last time this happened in 1918 there was a media blackout and it was illegal to report on the epidemic.