Roughly 800 noncommercial stations will accelerate their digital conversion. That’s due to an agreement reached between the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Ibiquity Digital Corporation. Under the agreement, CPB will buy a group license that will allow more than 400 CPB-funded public radio stations to acquire Ibiquity’s digital HD Radio technology. This group license will also cover costs associated with IBOC’s advanced data services such as multicasting and datacasting. Previously, CPB provided funding to approximately 400 local public radio stations for their digital conversions.