WEA: BENEFITS AND LIMITATIONS
Learn how FEMA’s Wireless Emergency Alerts affects your organization.
The "Presidential Alert" that millions of cell phones in the United States received at approximately 2:18 PM EDT on 3 October 2018 was a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) System.
WEA is a voluntary service designed to allow authorities to send alerts via a FEMA gateway to participating wireless carriers who, in turn, transmit the alerts to subscribers' mobile handsets.
Read this white paper to learn the benefits and limitations of WEA Alerts and what other solution you can use for your organization.