Enhancing Post-Disaster Access for Restoration of Community Lifelines and Essential Services [open pdf - 1MB]
From the Introduction: "Similar to other essential service industries, communications and utility providers require coordinated access into disaster areas as early as possible after an emergency in order to conduct damage assessments, repair communications-related critical infrastructure, and effectively and safely restore essential services to enable community recovery. Currently, there is no uniform or standardized process--established at the federal, state, or local levels--for managing access across jurisdictional lines. In many instances, this lack of a common access management process has significantly hindered restoration efforts, increased restoration times and recovery costs, and placed additional stress on affected communities."
Department of Homeland Security. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency: https://cyber.dhs.gov/