HLAA Signs onto Comments Regarding the Emergency Alert System

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HLAA Signs onto Comments Regarding the Emergency Alert System

Mon, 08/18/2014

HLAA signed on to Comments filed with the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) by Consumer Groups Friday, August 14, 2014 regarding the Emergency Alerting System (EAS). In the FCC’s NPRM (Notice of Proposed Rule Making), the Commission seeks specific comments on what actions it should take to strengthen the capabilities and capacities of EAS. These issues were identified as a result of the first-ever Nationwide EAS test in November 2011 that transmitted an Emergency Action Notice (EAN) to EAS participants across the country. Consumer Groups sent in comments regarding the lack access to captioning or other visual access during the testing of EAS in November, 2011, and recommendations that include making the text crawl more readable and understandable for all emergency alerts.

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