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FCC Orders Digital TV Providers to Inform Public

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FCC Orders Digital TV Providers to Inform Public

FCC Orders Digital TV Providers to Inform Public

FCC Orders Digital TV Providers to Inform Public

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The Federal Communications Commission has issued an order requiring broadcasters to air information on the digital TV transition and file quarterly reports on these efforts with the commission. The orders also require cable and satellite providers and television manufacturers to inform consumers about how they will be affected.

Meanwhile, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin and Commissioner Michael Copps traded letters over "real-world testing" of DTV before the final, national switchover on Feb. 17, 2009.

Joel Rose reports from member station WHYY.

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