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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action. See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

April 17, 1998


A fact sheet on Digital Television (DTV) tower siting issues and a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about various issues concerning DTV and DTV implementation is now available on the FCC's Mass Media Bureau's homepage with direct links to other FCC websites. (http://www.fcc.gov/mmb/prd/dtv/).

The fact sheet and FAQs provide background on DTV generally as well as details on DTV implementation and issues raised in the siting of the towers needed to provide this service. They were prepared by FCC staff to help inform consumers, broadcasters, and local communities and officials generally about the new technology of DTV and its implementation. The fact sheet and FAQ cover questions about the nature of DTV, how it affects the public, what kinds of changes in services and products it will provide, the schedule to transition to digital television, the facilities necessitated by the transition to DTV and the regulation and safety issues raised by new facilities necessary to provide the service.

The site provides other related information as well as direct links to other websites. There is also a direct response links by which interested parties can directly e-mail the Commission staff with comments, suggestions, information and additional questions.