TITLE

Feds Aim to Send Emergency Text Messages

AUTHOR(S)
Medford, Cassimir
PUB. DATE
April 2008
SOURCE
Red Herring;4/10/2008, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
36834933

 

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