This report characterizes the factors that affect wireless emergency alert (WEA) coverage, identifies barriers to public access to WEA alerts, and suggests options for increasing mobile penetration (adoption) of WEA nationwide.
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Table of Contents
WEA Mobile Penetration Strategy
Estimated Alert Originator Coverage and Barriers to Expanding Coverage
Estimated CMSP Coverage
WEA Compatibility of Mobile Devices
Estimated Population Adoption
User Acceptance and Public Awareness
List of Acronyms
WEA History and Motivation
Mobile Device Turnover Rate Model
Additional Detail on American Roamer Data and FCC Election Letter Matching
Additional Detail on Coverage Analysis
The National Defense Research Institute, a division of the RAND Corporation, performed this analysis for the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate.
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