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Commission to Take Close Look at EAS

Commission to Take Close Look at EAS

The FCC confirms in its notice on localism that it intends to launch a proceeding on the Emergency Alert System, as RW Online had reported earlier. Some critics have questioned the EAS’s effectiveness.
Questions likely to be relevant include: Should the commission require broadcasters to make their facilities available to local emergency managers? Are the voluntary requirements in place for broadcasters to participate in EAS sufficient?