Tag Archives: Commercial Mobile Alert System

“WARN” Act Rules Released

On August 7, 2008, the FCC released new rules (FCC 08-148), implementing the Warning Alert and Response Network ("WARN") Act, under which the Commercial Mobile Alert System ("CMAS") will be implemented by cellular telephone, PCS, and other Commercial Mobile Radio Service providers.  The CMAS will allow local, regional, and national emergency alert messages to be … Continue Reading

Commercial Mobile Alert System: NCE TV stations must play; NCE radio gets a pass

In the latest step toward implementing the Commercial Mobile Alert System ("CMAS"), the FCC has adopted rules requiring NCE television stations to install equipment on their digital transmitters within the next two years (approximately). In keeping with its "technological neutrality" posture, the Commission has not specified particular equipment or technologies which must be utilized, BUT … Continue Reading