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Excessive Emergency Broadcasting "Required Weekly Test"-ing

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matt1122
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Excessive Emergency Broadcasting "Required Weekly Test"-ing

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Has anyone else noticed excessive Emergency Broadcasting System tests tonight?  I've seen at least six (probably more like 😎 "required weekly tests" in the past two hours and it's absolutely obnoxious.  I'm in Northern NJ if that counts for anything.

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rmb360
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How can you not notice it.  How can we make them stop.

ekem015
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I've had FiOS for over a year now and I haven't once seen an emergency test. I'm in MA.

Justin
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When I first got FiOS TV almost 5 years ago I saw and heard tests 2 - 3 times per week, sometimes more, at all hours of the day and night. After about 6 months they disappeared, and I don't remember a test in at least a couple of years, I think they do them in the middle of the night when most people, including me, are asleep.And I never leave the TV on at night.

 

Is Verizon still installing new TV service in new areas where you are located? If so, I think that may be the reason for the tests. As they install a new subdivision or a multi-family building, etc, I think they are required to test to make sure it works in the new area. Unfortunately though, it appears that they cannot test in just the new area, but seem to cover a lot of areas already installed and activated.

 

But that many tests in a short time does seem to be excessive; perhaps the tests are failing and they are retesting trying to find the problem? I don't know. But I know I would not be happy either...and unfortunately I have no idea what you might be able to do about it. But I think it will go away soon.

 

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film11
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Not TOO soon it seems...happened last night at least 5 times.  Sure, I was asleep, but it ruined the DVR recording I had set for that time period.

mooncatx
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I have the exact same complaint.  A few times a week I get the "weekly" Emergency Broadcast Test.  I cannot tell yu how many recordings have been ruined by this.  Once it messed up the same movie twice.  Why would they run this test so frequently?  I'm in North Texas

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