Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: The Dandelion City
The moratorium is a sign of the times and future trends. That is, giving personal communications priority over conventional TV. Canadians and Americans want mobile data. Big communications companies want to provide it. Governments make $billions from auctioning clawed back bandwidth. Besides, using contiguous packet networks for data is more efficient than using fixed broadcast frequencies for sparsely spaced TV stations. We should be doing what the UK is doing which is using centralized repeaters with densely packed TV stations to make TV broadcasting more space efficient. With ATSC, stations can be synchronized to reduce co-channel effects and pack the TV band into a smaller space. With today's technology, here is no reason why several station/network repeaters should be using more than one frequency allocation.
At 20 I had a good mind. At 40 I had money. At 60 I've lost my mind and my money. Oh, to be 20 again. --Scary