National EAS Test and Public Files on FCC October Meeting Agenda
October 6, 2011
WASHINGTON: The Federal Communications Commission will provide an update on
the planned nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System, and discuss
modernizing TV station public files at its next open meeting. The meeting is
scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 27.
The commission will consider an Order on Reconsideration of the 2007 Enhanced
Disclosure Report and Order and a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
proposing to replace television broadcast stations’ public files with online
public files to be hosted by the commission.
The FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau will provide a brief
update on the status of preparations for the national test of the Emergency
Alert System to be held on Nov. 9, 2011, at 2 p.m. EST.
The commission also will consider a Report and Order and Further Notice of
Proposed Rulemaking to comprehensively reform and modernize the universal
service and intercarrier compensation systems to ensure that all Americans have
access to robust, affordable broadband and mobile services.
The Open Meeting is scheduled to start 10:30 a.m. in Room TW-C305, at 445 12th
Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. The event will be shown live at
The November commission meeting date has been changed to Nov. 30, 2011.