Internet shut-down in two to four days during flu pandemic

From: clive.denton

Date: 2006-04-28 12:56:02

Seems to me its just an excuse to shut communications down for good.  In a case like a pandemic would it not be a good idea to allow people to stay in contact with each other whilst they are in their homes under house arrest, sorry I meant quarantine…   I think we should all think about another way of communicating with each other, maybe we should start our own internet away from government control….. Radio ham seems a good idea too but you have to get a licence to broadcast or your in big trouble with the government.   Anyone got any ideas on alternative communications that the public can use in the case of a Government “shut down” as I would love to hear them…   Clive   ==========================================================   Internet shut-down in two to four days during flu pandemic 27 Apr 2006 Telephone and Internet services could be overwhelmed and shut down in the early stages of a bird flu pandemic, according to a report released on Thursday. Businesses need to think of other ways to keep going as governments close schools and direct people to stay home, management consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton reported… “Telecommunications (phone and Internet) will likely be overwhelmed early in a pandemic, with experts predicting shut-downs in two to four days, meaning that telecommuting will not be viable and alternative communications need to be explored,” the report read. “Governments will likely direct the general population to stay in their homes, and minimize social contact,” it added.   For Full Story: Panic could overwhelm communications in… avast! Antivirus: Outbound message clean. Virus Database (VPS): 0617-3, 28/04/2006Tested on: 4/28/2006 12:59:26avast! – copyright (c) 2000-2006 ALWIL Software.

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