FEMA’s Personal Localized Alerting Network Just Touches the Surface
Emergency Management Blog – Eric Holdeman, May 22, 2011
Yesterday’s announcement that cell broadcast alerts will be available soon in New York City just touches the surface of a comprehensive plan. FEMA, the FCC, the Mayor of New York and cellular company executives announced that a program called PLAN, Personal Localized Alerting Network, will be launched in NYC late this year. … A number of important points:
1. The word “launch” is important. What was announced was that new mobile devices shipped to NYC will soon be equipped to receive the alerts. That doesn’t mean that all mobile devices will receive them…only new ones from participating carriers. (Most major carriers are participants.) …
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