New EAS Rules Kick In On April 23

In January the FCC released its Fifth Report and Order (5th R&O) in its long-running proceeding aimed at modernizing the Emergency Alert System. The 5th R&O has now been published in the Federal Register, which establishes the effective date for the new rules: April 23. If you and your engineering staff haven’t focused on whether your current facilities conform to the standards set out in the 5th R&O, the countdown has now started.

ACA Asks FCC To Clarify EAS Rules

The cable trade group wants an extension of the EAS CAP reception deadline while the commission prepares definitive guidance for cable operators.