Feds Aim to Send Emergency Text Messages

Medford, Cassimir
April 2008
Red Herring;4/10/2008, p2
Trade Publication
This article reports on the decision by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to approve a plan whereby cell phone subscribers in crisis situations such as flash floods or suspected terrorist attacks will receive emergency alert text messages. Wireless carriers participating in the Commercial Mobile Alert System will transmit text-based alerts to subscribers. The FCC will coordinate with other federal agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Congress.


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