FCC IBOC Endorsement May be Soon

FCC IBOC Endorsement May be Soon
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It looks like the FCC may initially endorse IBOC this week as the technology for America's terrestrial stations to go digital. The commission has a First Report and Order concerning how terrestrial radio will go digital on its agenda for this Thursday's meeting. The agency is expected to endorse the technology, and approve a way for stations that want to begin transmitting a digital signal, to do so this year, before final rules are approved.


The FCC's Action on IBOC

On May 31 the FCC issued a detailed discussion of digital radio for the United States and finalized a number of important rules covering IBOC implementation, rules that affect stations that have transitioned to HD Radio or plan to do so.