New York City Unveils First-In-The-Nation Public Safety System

New York City Unveils First-In-The-Nation Public Safety System; Enabled Mobile Devices Will Receive Emergency Alerts At Critical Moments With Potentially Life-Saving Messages

New York, N.Y. — Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski, top executives from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon and others convened at the World Trade Center site to announce PLAN–the Personal Localized Alerting Network. PLAN is a free service that will allow customers with an enabled mobile device to receive geographically-targeted, text-like messages alerting them of imminent threats to safety in their area. This service will be available in New York City by the end of 2011, at least two calendar quarters before the rest of the nation.

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