The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission today directed all wireless service providers to implement a wireless public alerting system on their LTE networks by April, 2018.
Radio World’s Paul McLane asked one close observer, Ed Czarnecki, senior director of strategy and government affairs at EAS equipment manufacturer Monroe Electronics and Digital Alert Systems.
SBE has actively worked as a source of information for the Emergency Alert System since it was launched, according to the association.
The nationwide EAS test in September was a success, though it revealed "shortfalls" in some state-level EAS plans and other areas that could be improved.
As FCC Chairman Wheeler has announced his plans to step down from his position, the agenda for the commission’s scheduled meeting today, Dec. 15, has been adjusted.
The FCC will consider “a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to enhance the Emergency Alert System as a tool for community emergency preparedness" on Dec. 15.
While most of the U.S. population may experience election fatigue, broadcasters may be forgiven for feeling their own version of the phenomenon: national EAS test fatigue.
Just as the Rolling Stones jumped in with “Start Me Up,” they were stopped. And that was just as it should be.
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