Subcom takes on DTV, FCC meets the public


The Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, Ed Markey’s (D-MA) panel within the Energy & Commerce Committee, will address the DTV transition as promised on 6/10/08 starting at 9:30AM. The session title notes that at that point in time the clock will be at “252 days and counting.” Witnesses have not yet been identified.

Meanwhile, FCC staffers fanned out in DTV test market Wilmington NC over the weekend, offering consumer equipment demonstrations at retail outlets including Best Buy, Circuit City and Radio Shack. Wilmington’s test opens 9/8/08, four months in advance of the national 2/17/09 DTV deadline.