Public Safety Orgs Want DTV Delay to Exclude 700Mhz
A number of public safety organizations have beseeched President-elect Barack Obama to not include the 700MHz spectrum set aside for public safety networks from any potential delay of the transition to DTV. Public safety groups have been anxiously awaiting the availability of this spectrum to move forward with new communications systems for police, fire, and emergency medical purposes. FCC Chairman Kevin Martin recently spoke out against the proposed delay, as did the CTIA.
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Are they really that stupid??
because lots of older seniors dont know about it?
make every analog TV stations brecast this fixed message after DTV transaction day!
"in order to view regular programing, you need to call this 1800-ORDER-Converter box to view programing"
Why exclude the 700 spectrum?
Because the years of warning wasn't enough...
The boxes are dirt cheap, and digital cable/sat TV both come with boxes if you get the service.
If people don't have their boxes by now, well then they will have to get them or they might go without their locals.... the shame.