North Dakotan U.S Senators join call to expedite Next Generation Television availability to nation

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Washington, D.C) -- Senators from across the nation are calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to continue a speedy rollout of technology for television broadcasters.

U.S Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer joined several others in writing to FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel to urge for a renewed focus to be placed on the rollout of the Next Generation Television standard. This standard of technology allows for higher quality video, audio, and multiple other benefits for broadcasters to better deliver content to screens across the country. 

“The Next Gen TV standard is essential to the continued vitality and competitiveness of local television broadcasters’ free, local, and trusted service in our communities. This pro-consumer, innovative technology will allow local stations to better serve their viewers with improved pictures and sound, interactive features, including expanded local news, advanced emergency alerting, and the ability to deliver to viewers the content that is most relevant to them, when they want it, where they want it,” the senators wrote in a statement to Chairwoman Rosenworcel.

You can read the full letter sent to the FCC by clicking here