DTV and Bipartisanship at the FCC

In stark contrast to the many contentious days of the recent past at the Federal Communications Commission, the agency’s sole Republican had kind words yesterday for the interim chairman, a Democrat.

They’ll likely need all the inter-party cooperation they can muster if a delay in the DTV transition is approved by Congress this week. Dozens of TV stations, citing cost concerns, are expected to flood the FCC with requests to switch to digital-only broadcasts on the original date (Feb. 17) or shortly thereafter.

Net: Regardless of what happens in Congress, the safest bet is to get ready for the transition now. If you’re a Suddenlink customer, you’re good to go. If not, please take some time to consider your options.