Correction: FCC Proposes Rules for Multilingual Emergency Alerts

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The following story is a corrected version of a story originally published on February 16: The FCC has adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) seeking comment on measures that would make sending emergency alerts in non-English languages over television and radio easier.  The proposals include creating template alert scripts in the thirteen most common non-English languages spoken in the U.S. and requiring TV and radio broadcasters, cable systems, and other service providers to transmit the alerts.  The FCC also seeks comment on developing American Sign Language (ASL) versions of the template alerts and on how ASL translations of template scripts may be processed and displayed.

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