NAB: Broadcast spectrum is key to nation's emergency response

03/1/2010 | Hill, The

When the government activated the broadcast emergency alert system to warn Hawaiians of a tsunami threat, it highlighted the importance of preserving broadcast spectrum, the NAB noted. "New apps for iPhones are fine, but in times of crisis, there is no service that comes close to providing timely and potentially lifesaving information better than free and local broadcasters," NAB spokesman Dennis Wharton said.

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