By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 6-18-21

Cable broadband operators said the FCC should not extend emergency alert system (EAS) warning requirements to Internet service providers or streaming services, arguing that the combination of already required broadcast, cable, and wireless alerts “are more than sufficient to convey timely and relevant emergency and public safety information to the public.”

The FCC is under orders from Congress to report back on the feasibility of extending the EAS mandate to over-the-top video given the rise in popularity of video streaming services.  » Read More