In what was almost certainly an unfortunate accident of automated technology, Verizon Wireless throttled (i.e. slowed down) the service of the Santa Clara County fire department as they are battling the blazes.
Which is nigh any network’s default reaction to mass usage by a single customer or cluster of customers.
A wireless company’s objective is to ensure the best network experience for the greatest number of people. Having a small number of people sucking up most of the available data – is bad for the rest of us.
Of course, Media of all Leftist stripes reacted – in identical outrage. They all chastised Verizon. And they used the tragic fire to all call for the titanically stupid policy known as Network Neutrality.
Leftists, after all, never want a serious crisis go to waste. So they are playing on the devastated emotional state about the Golden State – to advance their political agenda.