A FCC Commissioner Cheers Broadcast Internet Initiative Support


WASHINGTON, D.C. — On June 9, the FCC at its June Open Meeting will vote on an item to promote the build out of “Broadcast Internet” services.

It’s been an under-reported benefit for over-the-air television, as NEXTGEN TV will bring a whole new revenue-building scheme that goes far beyond spot advertising spurts and droughts and the increasingly controversial rise in retransmission consent fees.

Broadcast Internet promises consumers “a range of innovative offerings” that can be delivered over the broadcast television spectrum that blankets U.S. communities today.

These offerings include support for autonomous vehicles, the “Internet of Things,” smart agriculture and telemedicine, among other applications. The very prospect of Broadcast Internet highly excites one FCC Commissioner.

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