FCC OKs Digital Radio
A Satellite Radio Killer? Maybe, especially if the service is tiered with a free tier. We'll still have ads, but audio quality will be night and day above what we have now. The interactivity potential is what excites me. The possibilities of what can be done while riding in your car is endless. Of course, that distraction is is on par with cell phone talking and driving so we may have a whole new set of problems.
As expected, the four-member Federal Communications Commission unanimously passed an order Thursday paving the way for radio broadcasters to immediately begin broadcasting digital transmissions for FM and AM daytime.