“We are in the process of gathering feedback from our member companies about today’s first-ever test of the national Emergency Alert System (EAS).  We do know that in many places, the Emergency Alert Notification flowed through to viewers without a hitch.  However, we also know that in some places, it did not.

“Today’s test was designed specifically to identify the gaps among all EAS participants that exist in the current alert system.  In the coming days and weeks, we’ll continue to work closely with FEMA and the FCC so that we can collectively identify the specific cable industry gaps and determine how they can be addressed in the future. And we remain committed to implementing the next generation alert system which will be deployed by all EAS participants by June 2012.”

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