FCC March meeting: Notice of Inquiry: EAS alerts through the Internet
sean at donelan.com
Wed Feb 24 20:55:00 UTC 2021
In response to the recently passed READI Act, the Federal Communications
Commission agenda for its March meeting includes the following notice of
The NDAA21 directs the Commission, within 180 days, to adopt rules to
implement Section 9201 (a)-(d) and to complete an inquiry under Section
9201(e). The FCC is required to report to Congress on the findings of the
inquiry within 90 days after its completion.
What the Notice of Inquiry Would Do:
• Seek comment on whether it is technically feasible to deliver EAS alerts
through the Internet, including through streaming services.
• Seek comment on whether and how to leverage the capabilities of the
Internet to enhance the alerting capabilities of the radio and television
broadcasters, cable systems, satellite radio and television providers, and
wireline video providers that currently participate in EAS.
More information about the NANOG