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Telecommunications Issues

Mayor Bill Saffo talked by telephone from Wilmington, North Carolina, about how his city became the test market for the transition to digital television. The… read more

Mayor Bill Saffo talked by telephone from Wilmington, North Carolina, about how his city became the test market for the transition to digital television. The city’s television stations are scheduled to switch from analog to all-digital broadcasts on September 8, 2008, to test what problems the nation might face when it switches on February 17, 2009.

Cynthia Brumfield talked about a proposed venture which would offer a new nationwide wireless broadband service. The joint venture between Sprint Nextel and Clearwire (a consortium group made up of Google, Comcast, Time Warner and Intel) would bring high-speed wireless broadband service using WIMAX technology (which offers wireless over a larger coverage area). She talked about the regulatory, financial and technological hurdles as well as how other wireless companies are viewing this venture.

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Program ID:
204979-1
Category:
Interview
Format:
Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 10, 2008 | 6:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
May 12, 2008 | 8:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • May 10, 2008 | 6:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 12, 2008 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 12, 2008 | 8:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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