Emergency Alert System Messages. As I sign this video, Hurricane Ian has ravished our coastal cities and wreaked havoc. How can we ensure accessible communication services will be available? Our FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said, “it is important to know that when we turn on the television screens to get information about an impending weather event or other disaster there is both a recorded EAS message and a text crawl.” TDI agrees. On Sept. 29th, FCC updated their Emergency Alert Systems to require EAS participants to check to make sure they have the most updated technology available that provides detailed information.
Emergency Alert Systems (PS Docket No. 15-94)
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