DHS Urged To Explore FM Alert System For Cell Phones



Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski are being urged by House members  to explore the potential benefits of including FM radio tuners in mobile telephone handsets as part of a national alert system.

The letter notes that the Warning Alert and Response Network Act of 2006 authorized the mobile industry to create an emergency alert system and continues, “It is our understanding that incorporating FM radio tuners in mobile phones could help achieve this goal.”

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