By SubTel Forum

The Federal Communications Commission says it will continue to ask about 25 businesses that own and operate approximately 50 submarine cable systems, or the landing stations where these cables reach U.S. shores, to voluntarily provide reports about their systems’ status and any service restoration activities they may have undertaken.  According a Government Security News article, the FCC promises to consider such information to be “presumptively confidential” because the information “would reflect reports on weaknesses in or damage to national communications infrastructure, and the release of this sensitive information to the public could potentially facilitate terrorist targeting of critical infrastructure and key resources,” says an FCC notice published in the Federal Register on Nov. 23.

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