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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.
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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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