FCC Invites Input on Changes to WEA Rules


FCCPublic comments dates have been established for the FCC’s rulemaking to revise Wireless Emergency Alert rules.

WEAs are alerts on smartphones and other mobile devices; they pertain to broadcasters because they often refer citizens to the local television and radio stations for more specific information before, during and after a crisis.

The anticipated changes from the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau would clarify WEA messages, ensure they reach their target audience and establish a testing program to improve their effectiveness.

Comments to PS Docket 15-91 are due Jan. 13 and replies on Feb. 12.