FCC Approves Plan for Text Message Alert System

The Federal Communications Commission has recently approved a plan to implement a new text message alert system which would send text messages to cellphones wherever a "crises" occurs. Examples of crises cited include terrorist attacks, weather disaster situations, and Amber Alerts.

Cell phone providers AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint have all stated they will comply with this new system, if passed by the FCC.

Subscribers are able to opt out of this new type of notification, according to the current plan.

At this time, it is unclear who will fulfill the role of heading up and implementing this newly passed text messaging alert system.

For more information, please see the CNN article on this subject.

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