What is AWARN?

AWARN, utilizing ATSC 3.0 Advanced Emergency Alerting, represents a major upgrade to America’s emergency communication system. AWARN uses next-generation terrestrial broadcasting to delviver rich-media, geo-targeted public alerts. AWARN wakes up devices, delivering alerts even when the cellular network is jammed or the power grid is down.

Statement by John M. Lawson Executive Director, AWARN Alliance on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for voluntary ATSC 3.0 transmission

“The AWARN Alliance applauds Chairman Pai and the Commission for releasing the text of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for voluntary ATSC 3.0 transmission.”

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SBE FORMS EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM ADVISORY GROUP

Complementing the advocacy work of the AWARN Alliance and the technical work of the ATSC Advanced Emergency Alerting Implementation Team, the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) established a new advisory group on the Emergency Alert System (EAS).

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Joint Petition for Rulemaking

This petition asks the Federal Communications Commission to amend its rules to allow broadcasters to use the signaling portion of the physical layer of the new ATSC 3.0 (“Next Generation TV”) broadcast standard, while they continue to deliver current generation DTV broadcast service to their communities.

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AWARN Alliance Comments on Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts

AWARN presents a rare opportunity to dramatically improve America’s public safety communications capability. AWARN can provide this public benefit by dual-use of the backbone of the nation’s existing television broadcasting transmission capacity and the new technology of ATSC 3.0.

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AWARN Could Deliver Earthquake Early Warnings By Utilizing ATSC 3.0

AWARN, utilizing the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) 3.0 standard, could provide a powerful backbone for delivering earthquake early warnings (EEWs) to the public from terrestrial television stations. Organizations supporting AWARN have described its capabilities in a related FCC proceeding.

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