House Committee Raises Standards For Emergency Alerting
May 22, 2017
There was a House Communications and Technology Subcommittee hearing on emergency alerting last week. Your cell phone may display an emergency alert alerting you of an emergency in your area. Wireless Emergency Alerts are broadcast only to the cell towers in the coverage areas that best match the zone of an emergency. All WEA-capable phones that are in the coverage area of the cell towers in the alert zone will receive WEA. The wireless industry is currently working on geo-targeting.