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The Commission has released a tentative agenda for the January Open Commission Meeting scheduled for 10:30 am on Tuesday, January 30, 2018.  As part of the agenda, the Commission will consider a Second Report and Order and Second Order on Reconsideration that will improve Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) by increasing the geographic accuracy of these alerts so that they reach the intended communities without disturbing others.  The order includes language that WEA-capable mobile devices must continue to implement display modes that meet the needs of people with disabilities.  For more information about WEAs, please visit:  https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/wireless-emergency-alerts-wea.   

News Release:

URL:     https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-announces-tentative-agenda-january-open-meeting-5

Word:    https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-348629A1.docx

PDF:      https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-348629A1.pdf  

Text:      https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-348629A1.txt


Word:    https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-348595A1.docx

PDF:      https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-348595A1.pdf

DRAFT WEA Improvements R&O:

PDF:      https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-348630A1.pdf

Text:      https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-348630A1.txt  

The meeting will be held in the Commission Meeting Room (TW-C305), 445 12th Street S.W., Washington, DC., is open to the public, and will be streamed live on the Internet with open captioning at https://www.fcc.gov/general/live.  Visit this webpage for more information:  https://www.fcc.gov/news-events/events/2018/01/january-2018-open-commission-meeting

Reasonable Accommodations:  Open captioning and on-site sign language interpreting services will be provided for this event.  Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request, such as tactile interpreting services.  Requests for such accommodations should be submitted via e‐mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or by calling the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-810-0444 (videophone), 202-418-0432 (TTY).  Such requests should include a detailed description of the accommodation needed.  In addition, please include a way the FCC can contact you if it needs more information.  Please allow as much advance notice as possible; last‐minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill.


Wednesday, January 10, 2018