The FCC is requiring LPFMs to install certified EAS decoders. LPFMs received a temporary waiver from the EAS requirements passed this February because there weren’t yet EAS decoders on the market (just encoders/decoders). Now that the commission has certified a TFT EAS decoder, LPFMs have up to a year from when today’s notice is published in the Federal Register to install a unit.
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