The beginning of the end of free TV?
FCC Proposing TV Spectrum Auction - 2010-02-24 17:07:34 | Broadcasting & Cable
First they took channels 70-83, then they took 52-69. Still they want more of the free TV spectrum.
Sounds like the cable and satellite companies are salivating over all the people who may, at some future point, lose free over-the-air TV because for-profit broadband and wireless companies want the free TV spectrum for their subscription-based services.
Everyone wins -- cable and satellite providers, wireless mobile and broadband providers -- except the consumer who can't/won't pay for local television programming.
"Hey, for every ten dollars, that's another hour that I have to be in the work place. That's an hour of my life. And my life is a very finite thing. I have only 'x' number of hours left before I'm dead. So how do I want to use these hours of my life? Do I want to use them just spending it on more crap and more stuff, or do I want to start getting a handle on it and using my life more intelligently?" -- Joe Dominguez (1938 - 1997)