Frankly, I am no big fan of Reed Hundt, former FCC commish who I think was one of the many so called smart people responsible for the late 1990s telecom mess. But I find hard to argue with him, when he says that our emergency communications infrastructure stinks. “The United States today has no system in place that allows emergency response personnel to communicate reliably and effectively in a crisis,” he writes in an essay. A lot of smart folks here, here and here have response to his suggestions, and I think we really need to listen to Hundt this time around. He is making very very very valid points. This is not about VoIP calls or some crap like that. Its a bigger issue, which needs to be addressed right away.