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NAB to FCC: ‘IBOC Is Ready’

WASHINGTON The NAB is urging the FCC to act quickly to authorize the introduction of terrestrial digital radio.

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.

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