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Nationwide EAS Test Scheduled for August 11, 2021

FCC NEWS The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has informed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that it plans to conduct the next nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on August 11, 2021. They also plan to conduct a nationwide Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) test simultaneously. FEMA added that,…

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2021 Hurricane Preparedness Week

NEWS RELEASE IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Derrec Becker or Brandon LaVorgna Phone: 803-737-8515  |  News@emd.sc.gov Social: @SCEMD  |  Online: scemd.org and hurricane.sc New Website, New Guide for Hurricane Season SCEMD launches hurricane.sc, a new online home for hurricane preparedness Columbia, S.C.  –  South Carolina residents have a new, state-of-the-art resource to…

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FCC Announces Record Robocall Fine, Related Actions Detailed

Recently, FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel announced the largest fine ever assessed in the FCC’s history — a $225M fine against two Texas-based robocallers.  The fine was part of a broader kick off of a new anti-robocall agenda announced on March 17, 2021.  The fine was assessed to John C. Spiller and Jakob A. Mears, who used business names including Rising Eagle and JSquared Telecom, and were…

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FREE MONTHLY ENGINEERING WEBINARS

Join us on the third Tuesday of each month at 11:00 AM (Eastern Time) for a FREE engineering webinar. These webinars are free to SCBA members and registration can be made by contacting the SCBA office at (803) 732-1186 or scba@scba.net.          JUNE 17, 2021  ENGINEERING WEBINAR With the summer…

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Latest COVID-19 Relief and Government Funding Package Includes Key Communications Provisions

Television and Radio Broadcaster Eligibility for the Paycheck Protection Program As initially structured, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) excluded many local television and radio stations from loan eligibility due to their respective parent and sibling companies exceeding the aggregate 500-employee eligibility cap. Changes included in the new stimulus legislation treat…

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