WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the Federal Communications Commission's adoption of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding modifying technical rules for digital FM radio stations, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Senior Vice President of Communications Alex Siciliano:
“NAB applauds the FCC’s initiation of a proceeding to consider proposals to improve FM digital radio service. The proposals, initially submitted by NAB and other radio stakeholders, will allow FM stations to increase digital broadcast power to improve coverage and service for listeners, including audiences inside buildings. The proposed rule changes will also enable broadcasters to target power increases to minimize the impact on neighboring stations. NAB supports the FCC’s preliminary conclusion that adopting these rule changes will enhance digital FM radio service, and we look forward to working with the FCC on formal adoption of the proposals.”
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