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Media Security and Reliability Council (MSRC)

  • The FCC created the Media Security and Reliability Council (MSRC) in March 2002
  • Goal: to focus on developing a national strategy for securing and sustaining broadcast and multichannel video programming distribution (MVPD) facilities and other services throughout the United States in the event of terrorist attacks, natural disasters and all other threats or attacks
  • Participants: senior-level executives and representatives from broadcast, cable television and satellite service providers, public safety organizations, and other related entities
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The MSRC charged the Public Communications and Safety Working Group with studying methods of "ensuring consistent, reliable, and accurate communication among the media, government, and the public when a public safety emergency is declared."

Select one of the links below to download the full report or view sections:

TAB conducted a nationwide EAS survey in 2003.

The subcommittee compiled results from all 50 states and the District of Columbia and subsequently issued the following: