FCC and FEMA on EAS

The two government agencies jointly released “strengthening the emergency alert system: lessons learned from the nationwide EAS test,” pronouncing the EAS architecture “basically sound,” but citing several problems, including “widespread poor audio quality nationwide; lack of a primary entry point in the area to provide a direct connection to FEMA; use of alternatives to PEP-based EAN distribution; the inability of some EAS participants either to receive or retrenchment the EAN; short test length; and anomalies in EAS equipment programming and operation.”

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