Broadcasters see red over white spaces
Broadcasting and Cable dives into the white spaces controversy as broadcasters are warning FCC commissioners and staffers of a
threat to the DTV transition from allowing unlicensed personal,
portable devices like PDAs and microphones to operate in the so-called
white spaces between DTV channels. They say the potential
for interference to DTV signals could stop the transition cold.
Congressional Democrats have been hammering the commission over the DTV
transition, warning that the February 2009 date to end analog
broadcasts could slip if the FCC doesn’t move more aggressively.