Nationwide EAS Test Set for Nov. 9

The cable industry has been working closely with the FCC and others to promote awareness of the first-ever nationwide test of an Emergency Action Notification under the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The purpose of the test is to assess the reliability and effect...

The cable industry has been working closely with the FCC and others to promote awareness of the first-ever nationwide test of an Emergency Action Notification under the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The purpose of the test is to assess the reliability and effectiveness of the EAS as a public alert mechanism.

This test will be conducted on Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time and managed jointly by the FCC and Federal Emergency Management Agency. Further information about the test can be found at http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/emergency-alert-system-nationwide-test.
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