Costs, Technology Remain Murky in EAS Talks

Participants in a meeting on delivering EAS messages to non-English speakers believe they've made some progress.
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Participants in a meeting on delivering EAS messages to non-English speakers believe they’ve made some progress.

But they are divided over whether to encourage voluntary state plans, and who would bear the costs for such deliveries as a technologically-improved delivery system is implemented.

Read a recently-released update on the issue written by Derek Poarch, chief of the FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau.

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