The Commission soldiers on.

The FCC is holding a voluntary DIRS drill on June 10-12 to test the system used by broadcasters to report service status and request aid during disasters. This comes amidst debate on making these reports mandatory. The DIRS system allows broadcasters to share critical information during emergencies like hurricanes. The FCC is encouraging participation in the drill to ensure everyone is familiar with the updated platform. Broadcasters have concerns about mandatory reporting, arguing it would create extra burdens and distract from their job of keeping people informed. They believe the current voluntary system works well and propose the FCC focus on simplifying the process and ensuring access to resources.