1/29/2010 3:32 PM
McAdams On: Broadband Flimflam
This situation is totally unacceptable.
First we're told that our analog TV's would be rendered useless by the superior digital TV switchover. After the change, when we had difficulty receiving many DTV stations, we were told to purchase a DTV amplified antenna. It was discovered that VHF stations were having difficulty getting their signals to their viewers. After TV stations spent millions on new transmission equipment for the original DTV switchover, stations must now spend more money to increase their power or move to higher frequency's to reach the viewers they had prior to the February 2009 analog shut-off.
Continued reception problems has forced many antenna TV viewers to abandon the new DTV technology for costly cable and satellite alternatives. Now, while both the broadcasters and viewing public spend more money trying to maintain their FREE over-the-air tv there is this talk of reformatting the entire system to satisfy the profits of fat-cat broadband and cell phone company's. Considering what's going on with the rest of our government; what's next?