Question of the Day: Do you think cell phone providers should have to send out emergency alerts?

Following the North Bay wildfires, many people have been critical of the emergency alert system.
Now, Sonoma County officials say that system will be getting a much needed upgrade.

The FCC rules this week that all wireless carriers will now be required to target areas, where cell phones would receive emergency alerts on their cell phones.

During the wildfires, only people with landlines received the alerts.
Many people are critical of the plan which is run by the government., saying it could lead some people to ignore lifesaving warnings due to alert fatigue.

Only about a third of the United States, uses emergency alerts on their cell phones.

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