The transition to digital TV will come under congressional scrutiny at the end of the month, - Broadcasting & Cable

The transition to digital TV will come under congressional scrutiny at the end of the month,

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The transition to digital TV will come under congressional scrutiny at the end of the month with the House Telecommunications Subcommittee holding a hearing July 25. Witnesses are not yet determined, but the panel is likely to discuss competing modulation standards 8-VSB and COFDM, as well as broadcaster plans to lease some of their spectrum to companies who want to use it for two-way, high-speed services. The subcommittee also has tentative plans to hold a July 27 hearing on a bill, sponsored by subcommittee Chairman Billy Tauzin (R-La.), to allow regional phone companies to offer high-speed data services across state lines.

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