FCC Grants WEA Waiver for Test

The FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau released an order today granting a limited waiver of its wireless emergency alert (WEA) rules to permit wireless carriers to participate in a WEA test to be conducted by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ Emergency Managers’ Committee. The test is to occur between 10 and 10:30 a.m. April 5. It “would consist of separate WEA tests from twelve of the twenty jurisdictions,” the bureau noted in its order in PS docket 15-91.