WASHINGTON The NAB is urging the FCC to act quickly to authorize the introduction of terrestrial digital radio.
“It works, it’s ready,” stated NAB about Ibiquity Digital Corp.’s FM in-band, on-channel digital audio broadcasting technology in comments submitted to the commission.
Now that satellite ready is a reality, it is “critical” for terrestrial radio to be able to compete on an equal footing, the association stated.
NAB called for the FCC to adopt a single IBOC transmission standard, to avoid the “folly” that occurred when no single standard was set for AM stereo.
NAB also urged the FCC to delineate a clear transition procedure for stations that choose to make the transition early.