FCC May Strengthen Wireless Emergency Alerts Requirements

Law360 (February 12, 2018, 4:12 PM EST) -- On Jan. 30, 2018, the Federal Communications Commission considered a proposed Second Report & Order and Second Order on Reconsideration (proposed order) to improve the effectiveness of the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) system,[1] which was deployed in April 2012 and which has transmitted to WEA-capable mobile devices more than 33,000 emergency messages to date related to, among other emergencies, severe weather, active shooters and AMBER alerts.[2]

The WEA system recently became a subject of public attention due to events in Hawaii, where residents across the state...
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