[opendtv] Re: High-Tech CEOs Push Digital TV Deadline

The federal government owns the frequencies.  Why do the congresscritters
need to compromise on anything.  Have you ever been able to compromise with
a landlord?

This is so, state of 1995; when this exact issue was debated (ad infinitum)
on the floor of both houses.

The pending issue is: how do the feds pay for the digital into analog stbs
for the people who can't otherwise afford them.  Nothing else -- at least as
applies to digital TV and analog Tv.

John Willkie


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> I have a proposal.
> I would suggest to the folks on the hill that broadcasters will agree to a
> date certain for shutdown of analog. And, if (more like when) the Hill
wants the
> analog transmitters turned back on, Broadcasters will charge the Treasury
for
> each hour that we have to run the "un-needed" and "parallel" analog
> transmitter plants. I would say that an hourly rate could be determined
that would pay
> for the digital plant in a very short time.
> Essentially, the deal is we'll shut it down - BUT- you have to pay us to
turn
> it back on when the voters respond by calling their congressman.
>
> How many folks on the Hill would agree to that compromise?
>
> Dennis Wallace
>
>
>
>
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