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Statement by John M. Lawson Executive Director, AWARN Alliance on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

February 2, 2017, Washington, DC

“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.

“ATSC 3.0 is the world’s most advanced television transmission standard, and it will enable the world’s most advanced emergency alerting system, the Advanced Warning and Response Network (AWARN).

“We commend Chairman Pai for recognizing ATSC 3.0’s life-saving potential during this time on the Commission. The diverse and growing membership of the AWARN Alliance looks forward to the coming rulemaking proceeding.”


Members of the AWARN Alliance as of February 2, 2017

AEA I-Team, Airwavz, Arland Communications, Convergence Services, Inc., Capitol Broadcasting Company/WRAL, Interactive Television Alliance (ITA), Kentucky Educational Television, KPBS/California State University – San Diego, LG Electronics, Monroe Electronics, National Association of Broadcasters, ONE Media, Pearl TV (joint venture of eight TV station groups), Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBG), Triveni Digital, UNC-TV, Vegas PBS, Wiley Rein LLP, WKAR/Michigan State University, Zenith Electronics

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