This document is intended to provide general background information concerning Cable operators’ adoption of the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) and a generic technical and operational checklist to assist in preparing for the carriage of CAP messages.
Cable operators are encouraged to develop a technical checklist for each Emergency Alert System (EAS) Decoder location. The enclosed checklist represents an outline of the key issues that need to be identified and addressed. The checklist should be expanded to include any system or MSO specific issues. This tool will help ensure that the necessary tasks are completed before June 30, 2012 .
 June 30, 2012 is the deadline established by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)