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FCC Chair Speaks Out Against DTV Transition Delay

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Jan 11, 2009, 3:03 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin voiced his opinion about the suggested delay of the transition to digital television signals. The delay had been suggested due to the belief that consumers aren't prepared for the transition, and that there aren't enough coupons for the necessary converter boxes required for analog televisions to receive the new digital transmissions. Martin believes that something should be done about the coupons rather than delay the transition. He also said that a new transition deadline would likely not be taken seriously, and pointed out that wireless companies, such as Qualcomm, are waiting to use the 700 MHz spectrum that will be freed up by the transition. Any delay could snarl their plans and have negative ramifications on their businesses.

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Hussien Obama just wants some money for the demos. iMike Jan 11, 2009, 7:22 PM
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