FCC adopts new rules for national emergency alert system

Monday 21 June 2021 | 11:36 CET | News
The FCC has adopted new rules to improve the way people receive emergency alerts on their mobile phones, televisions and radios. The rules were proposed in March, prompted by the false emergency alert given in Hawaii in 2018, which mistakenly warned of an incoming ballistic missile. The rules create a non-optional class of alerts called 'National Alerts,' combining the current 'Presidential Alerts' category, active on devices that receive Wireless Emergency Alerts, with alerts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.


Already registered?

Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: General
Companies: FCC
Countries: United States
::: add a comment

Add comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


FCC proposes emergency alert system changes, explores online alerts

Published 18 Mar 2021 14:43 CET | United States
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed a set of rules to improve the way the public receives emergency ...

US carriers tell FCC they no longer sell location data to aggregators

Published 20 May 2019 09:31 CET | United States
AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile US and Verizon have written letters to FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel saying they have stopped ...

FEMA postpones country's first emergency alert test message to 3 Oct

Published 24 Sep 2018 08:51 CET | United States
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has postponed the first national Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) test to 3 October. ...

FEMA, FCC to send emergency alert test message to all US mobile phones

Published 17 Sep 2018 10:59 CET | United States
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will trial the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) ...

FCC wants to introduce emergency 'Blue Alert' system

Published 23 Jun 2017 09:27 CET | United States
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed to add an alert option to the US Emergency Alert System (EAS) to help ...

Calendar   /   Industry Events

25 Jul Fiber Connect
26 Jul Orange Belgium Q2 2021
26 Jul Logitech fiscal Q1
26 Jul Calix Q2
26 Jul F5 fiscal Q3
27 Jul Alphabet Q2
27 Jul AudioCodes Q2 2021
27 Jul SK Hynix Q2
27 Jul A10 Networks Q2
27 Jul Corning Q2
27 Jul MediaTek Q2 2021
27 Jul NortonLifeLock fiscal Q1
27 Jul Microsoft fiscal Q4
27 Jul TIM Brasil Q2 2021
27 Jul KPN Q2 2021
27 Jul Juniper Networks Q2 2021
27 Jul Telefonica Brasil Q2 2021
27 Jul TIM Q2 2021
28 Jul Spotify Q2 2021
28 Jul Cirrus Logic Q1
28 Jul Telefonica Deutschland Q2 2021
28 Jul Ribbon Communications Q2 2021
28 Jul Facebook Q2
28 Jul Equinix Q2
28 Jul Extreme Networks fiscal Q4
28 Jul Altice USA Q2
28 Jul Qualcomm fiscal Q3
28 Jul Ooredoo Q2 2021
29 Jul Casa Systems Q2
29 Jul Citrix Systems Q2
::: More Calendar Items