Regulator wrote:Who paid for this test? And who's gonna pay to fix it? And just why would anyone need to tell everyone in the entire mainland, Alaska, Hawaii and other territories something all at the same time?
Not like communications has anything to do with preparedness or anything... I hope to god we never DO need to tell everyone anything so important as that, because widespread, coordinated terrorist activity, nuclear war, or an actual zombipocalypse are the things I can think of where relying on usual (primarily commercial) media sources wouldn't work. If it's something like widespread terrorism, everybody getting their slightly different info with a slightly different spin from their favorite talking head might be disastrous.
We get similar critiques for spending time&money on our personal preparedness, and some of us have been known to rail about our government's lack of preparedness to respond to citizen's needs in a widespread disaster. Well, they're working on it. Think of this like your first practice bug out, where you figure out exactly what you've missed. I'm glad they did it.