The comment date for several recent filings in pending digital audio broadcasting proceeding MM Docket No. 99-325 has been extended to December 5, 2008 with reply comments due January 12, 2009.
The FCC found that DTS will provide broadcasters with an important tool for providing optimum signal coverage for their viewers. For some broadcasters that are changing channels or transmitting locations for their digital service, DTS may offer the best option for continuing to provide over-the-air service to current analog viewers, as well as for reaching viewers that have historically been unable to receive a good signal due to terrain or other interference.
Rules were established to allow wireless devices to operate in broadcast TV spectrum on a secondary basis at locations where that spectrum is believed to be open.