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FCC Public Notice regarding DTV Delay

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#241 OFFLINE   Brent04



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Posted 11 February 2009 - 04:19 PM

QUOTE=Tom Robertson;1993563 Not that I can tell. I regularly check Thomas' Public Laws: http://thomas.loc.go...1/d111laws.html, and the Whitehouse blog: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/

(As well as the bill's status, which is a bit tougher to bookmark since I go thru a Thomas search that doesn't last.)

Have you tried Open Congress before? Here you will plainly see the status, glad I could help.


The one you linked to on Open Congress is the bill that the house stopped. The current one is: http://www.opencongr...l/111-s352/show

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#242 OFFLINE   lwilli201


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Posted 11 February 2009 - 04:26 PM

491 TV Stations Want To Keep Feb. 17 DTV Transition Date

Any station the FCC decides can't go early--because it is not in the public interest--will get the news "promptly," says the commission's public notice, but it does not give a date certain for informing stations. It will have to be prompt, since even if the FCC lets them know today (Feb. 10), they have only one week to change their plans.

I would assume that any station ordered to not shut off analogue would have a period for disputing the decision. The FCC could really throw a monkey wrench in to the process by not allowing a station to shut down where there is another station waiting for the freed up channel. Although I doubt that any station told not to shut down will turn to legal actions against the FCC, but legally I think the FCC would be on shaky grounds picking and choosing who has to keep paying an extra electric bill and who does not.
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#243 OFFLINE   James Long

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 04:36 PM

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