Comment Date:                April 2, 2018

Reply Comment Date:     April 12, 2018

On March 13, 2018,  the Media Bureau of the FCC released a Public Notice inviting public comment on the American Cable Association’s (ACA’s) petition for an extension of its waiver of the Commission’s emergency information rules.  Specifically, ACA requests a permanent extension, or in the alternative, a five year extension of its waiver of the requirement for video programming distributors to pass through audible emergency information on a secondary audio stream for analog-only cable systems.      

Public Notice:
Word:    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-18-246A1.doc
PDF:      https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-18-246A1.pdf
Text:      https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-18-246A1.txt

ACA’s Petition:
PDF:  https://ecfsapi.fcc.gov/file/10310228479886/180309%20ACA%20Emergency%20Information-Video%20Description%20Analog%20Only%20Waiver%20Petition%20FINAL.pdf

For more information, please contact Maria Mullarkey, Maria.Mullarkey@fcc.gov or (202) 418-2120.  For those using videophones and fluent in American Sign Language, you may call the ASL Consumer Support Line at 844‐432‐2275. 

Updated: 
Friday, September 27, 2019