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Senate Passes Revised DTV Delay Bill

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How to make a bad idea worse...


Jan 30, 2009, 8:38 AM
... make compliance optional.

1. Consumers will not know whether or not they will have analog TV service by the transition day, so they will assume they will and will not act.

2. Broadcasters will not know whether they will need to shutdown analog transmissions, so will act conservatively and not stop broadcasting in analog.

3. Qualcomm and other technology companies that have purchased this spectrum will lose time and money because they can not deploy in spectrum that was promised to them years ago.


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