First and foremost, this "study" will cost the taxpayers is an attempt to nationalize private utility infrastructure on the basis of a localized, intrastate event. This is the domain of State Governments, not Congress. Even if one disagrees on that point, the Bill attempts to legislate through technical obstacles that without mentioning the incredible cost required to overcome them. For example, it requires a provider to open their WiFi access points, without any credentials required. As it stands: most providers already have contingency plans in place for these sort of events. Verizon utilizes "COWS" and COLTS" (cell on wheels, and cell on light trucks) which are dispatched the instant there is any sort of crisis or event. Same goes for most of the other big cell carriers. Government intervention is not needed when there are already systems in place. And as it pertains to costs: cell providers are notorious for assisting any victim of a crisis. There hasn't ever been an issue with price gouging.