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  Reply # 574492 28-Jan-2012 21:55
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Jaxson: On the West Coast though they are turning off the analogue and not bothering at all with terrestrial. In that case a set top box is the only way really, be it freeview or Sky.

I would say that the topology vs. the population vs. the cost would be too expensive for broadcasters.

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  Reply # 574495 28-Jan-2012 22:07
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I really dont see why they cant just deploy DVB-T alongside all the rural broadband stuff. They are already pulling fiber and putting up towers with antennas on them so its not a huge addition. And many small towers would be awesome for inbuilding coverage vs the oldschool way of sticking one on a hill somewhere and hoping for the best.




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  Reply # 574496 28-Jan-2012 22:08
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richms: I really dont see why they cant just deploy DVB-T alongside all the rural broadband stuff. They are already pulling fiber and putting up towers with antennas on them so its not a huge addition. And many small towers would be awesome for inbuilding coverage vs the oldschool way of sticking one on a hill somewhere and hoping for the best.

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  Reply # 574499 28-Jan-2012 22:26
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richms: I really dont see why they cant just deploy DVB-T alongside all the rural broadband stuff. They are already pulling fiber and putting up towers with antennas on them so its not a huge addition. And many small towers would be awesome for inbuilding coverage vs the oldschool way of sticking one on a hill somewhere and hoping for the best.


Because the government sold out and gave the contract to the encumbant cellular operators.

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  Reply # 574500 28-Jan-2012 22:27
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richms: I really dont see why they cant just deploy DVB-T alongside all the rural broadband stuff. They are already pulling fiber and putting up towers with antennas on them so its not a huge addition. And many small towers would be awesome for inbuilding coverage vs the oldschool way of sticking one on a hill somewhere and hoping for the best.


That would just make too much sense, and involve different parties actually working together.

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