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FCC Votes to Improve Text Alert System

The FCC today took action to improve the Wireless Emergency Alert system. Local, state, and federal governments use the system to alert people about impending threats. As it functions today, alerts are limited to 90 characters and cannot include media. Moving forward, alerts will be expanded to 360 characters and can include photos and embedded links as needed. The WEA recently came under fire for messages sent to New Yorkers in the wake of the recent bombings.
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