FCC Releases IBOC HD Radio Rulemaking
May 31, 2007 at 2:09 PM (PT)
The FCC has released the Second Report and Order approving the HD RADIO in-band on-channel digital radio system that it adopted MARCH 22.
The officially adopted rules allow (but do not set a timetable for) stations to start HD broadcasting, grants the right for stations to broker unused digital bandwidth to third parties, and allows AM nighttime HD operation. In addition, the Commission adopted a Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that seeks comment on whether the FCC should adopt any new public interest requirements for digital audio broadcasters.