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End of the M-EAS Pilot Program

04.16.2012 – April marked the end of the year-long Mobile Emergency Alert System (M-EAS) Pilot Project sponsored by PBS, LG Electronics, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Dr.

FCC Consumer Advisory Committee Meeting

The next Consumer Advisory Committee Meeting is scheduled for June 15, 2012 in Washington, D.C.  At the meeting, the Committee will discuss many topics including recommendations by the Broadband Working Group concerning the Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure Initiative, an initiative to create a “software and service enhancement” to the broadband infrastructure ensuring easy access to accessibility features.  Additional topics of discussion include recommendations by the Media Working Group concerning the Emergency Alert System recommendations by the Consumer Empowerment Group concernin

FCC Chief of Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau to Step Down

04.16.12 – The FCC’s Chief of Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, Rear Admiral USNR (Retired) James Barnett, will leave his position at the end of April to serve as Senior Vice President at Potomac Institute for Policy Studies.

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