FCC: DIRS activated for providers in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina

Sean Donelan sean at donelan.com
Mon Oct 10 17:23:58 UTC 2016

On Fri, 7 Oct 2016, Sean Donelan wrote:
> The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has activated its Disaster 
> Information Reporting System (DIRS) in response to Hurricane Matthew.

The FCC is now requesting daily reports. The FCC has also expanded the 
area it requests reports, including North Carolina, South Carolina and 

Of course, DIRS is "voluntary."  There doesn't seem to be any benefit for 
communication providers. DIRS doesn't appear to improve or speed up any 
disaster recovery efforts.


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