Lawmakers Want Tweaks in DTV Education

Oct 7, 2008  •  Post A Comment

Broadcasters and regulators have been told by members of Congress to start finessing digital TV transition education campaigns to warn viewers that they may need a new antenna or to adjust their old one, Broadcasting & Cable says. Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, including Chairman John Dingell, R-Mich., along with Telecommunications and Internet Subcommittee Chairman Ed Markey, D-Mass., and other lawmakers, told the National Association of Broadcasters, the Federal Communications Commission and the National Telecommunications & Information Administration to implement the improvements to ease concerns that constituents will be without a television signal come February’s national transition to digital. Those fears are based in part on lessons learned in September’s digital transition trial in Wilmington, N.C. In a statement, the lawmakers said, “The commission has failed to provide the American public with adequate information concerning the need for new antennas and/or antenna adjustments to receive digital broadcast signals.”
—Christopher Perez

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  1. Its about darn time!!!! I’ve been squeeking about this all over, for a while now. Someone needed to start taking action on it.
    Grnted, I’m not from Wilmington, but know what did happen, for all people to not get DTV.

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