The FCC Media Bureau Adopts Order to Modify FM Digital Audio Broadcasting Technical Rules to Expand Digital Coverage.

The Federal Communication Commission’s Media Bureau adopted an Order that permits FM radio stations to voluntarily increase digital power levels up to ten percent of analog power levels and establishes interference mitigation and remediation procedures to promptly resolve complaints of interference to analog stations.

These rule changes will substantially boost digital signal coverage while safeguarding analog reception against interference from higher power digital transmissions.


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