FCC Commissioner Kathleen Abernathy hopes colleagues will soon approve an initial endorsement of IBOC as the digital radio standard in the U.S. She told attendees at the NAB Radio Show a Report and Order is likely to come out this fall. The timing of the endorsement and a mechanism for allowing early adopters to go on the air may be approved in October or November, with final rules to come in early 2003.
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