Walden calls for review of EAS test results
From the National Journal: Rep. Greg Walden chair of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, has scheduled a meeting with federal officials to review the Nov. 9 test of the emergency alert system.
“By many accounts, last week’s test had major problems,” Walden said in a statement. “In my home state of Oregon, most — if not all — stations didn’t even receive the signal.
He said he has contacted officials at the Federal Communications Commission and Federal Emergency Management Agency to schedule a briefing for the subcommittee’s members on Thursday.
More than 30,000 communications carriers participated in the test and they have 45 days to report on the results.